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LECTURE: Enslavement and the Underground Railroad

August 27, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us Sunday, August 27 at 2 p.m. for a lecture titled “Enslavement and the Underground Railroad in Missouri and Illinois.” Historian Julie Nicolai will be giving the lecture on her new book with this same title. It is the first book on the underground railroad in Missouri and features never before published sites.

People enslaved in Missouri and Illionois experienced the same horrors as those held captive in other states, and their stories of courage and perseverance are amazing. Priscilla Baltimore purchased her own emancipation and founded a freedom village. Many who fled for their lives spent time bunkered in the basement of Hanson House. The region’s Congregationalists brought a fiery brand of abolitionism. And Prairie Park still holds the faded “haint” blue paint traditionally used on slave dwellings. Author Julia Nicolai details stories just like these in the lecture.

Reservations are not required. Parking available in the parking lot adjacent to the Campbell House and street parking is free on Sundays.


August 27, 2023
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Campbell House Museum
(314) 421-0325
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Campbell House Museum
1508 Locust Street
St. Louis, MO 63103
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(314) 421-0325
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