In Search of the Underground Railroad:
Connecting People, Places, and Things
Featuring Dr. Cheryl LaRoche with community partners
Tuesday, April 2, lecture at 7 p.m. preceded by exhibits from 6-7 p.m.
Campus Center, Multi-Purpose Room
For more than a decade, archaeologist Dr. Cheryl LaRoche has been researching and physically exploring the landscapes of eighteenth and ninteenth 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.
Date & Time
April 2, 2019
6:00 pm-8:00 pm