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Lewis H. Latimer was the son of enslaved parents who escaped north seeking their freedom. They, like many others, faced danger and severe consequences if recaptured. While some made this journey on their own, many were assisted by others. The Underground Railroad was a network of people from different backgrounds working together to assist enslaved individuals. It is a movement that has become shrouded in myth and folklore. The story of George and Rebecca Latimer's flight to freedom illustrates the reality of some of the methods escaping slaves used to gain their freedom.

Date: March 19, 2014
Time: 6:00 PM-8:00 PM

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