Foner discusses book on Underground Railroad

Eric Foner Photo by Caitlin Culligan

COLEBROOK — Professor Eric Foner of Columbia University gave a lecture about his recent book, “Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad,” at the Colebrook Historical Society on Friday, Aug. 18.

The lecture was part of the Colebrook Historical Society’s Friday Night Lecture Series.

The book focuses on the operation of the Underground Railroad in New York City and, in his book, Foner dispels the common notion that it was a top-secret, hidden route that escaped slaves would only travel by night.

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