“In Search of the Underground Railroad: Connecting People, Places, and Things”
Featuring Dr. Cheryl LaRoche,
with community partners
Date: Tuesday, April 2, lecture at 7 p.m. preceded by exhibits from 6-7 p.m.
Location: Campus Center, Multi-Purpose Room
Mid-Atlantic Regional Center for the Humanities (MARCH) presents “In Search of the Underground Railroad: Connecting People, Places, and Things” by Dr. Cheryl For more than a decade, archaeologist Dr. Cheryl LaRoche has been researching and physically exploring the landscapes of eighteenth and nineteenth century free Black communities, their churches, cemeteries and institutions, and their relationship to the Underground Railroad. Dr. LaRoche will share her most recent findings and make connections with the history of South Jersey, particularly the AME Church. Prior to the lecture, community organizations and individuals are invited to create exhibits of their Underground Railroad documents, artifacts, and stories. Dr. LaRoche’s book, Free Black Communities and the Underground Railroad: The Geography of Resistance, will be available for sale and signing at the end of the program.
For more information, contact MARCH.