Slave Escapes & the Underground Railroad in North Carolina

Saturday, May 6
1:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m.

Join authors, Tim Allen and Steve Miller, for a talk on their book "Slave Escapes & the Underground Railroad in North Carolina."

Admission is free- donations are appreciated and benefit the Burgwin-Wright House and Gardens.

About the Book                                       

Quaker safe houses and freed slave communities were a fixture in North Carolina. The Coffin family in Greensboro helped develop safe zones and houses on the Underground Railroad in the 1800s. In the east, networks of freedmen and sympathizers aided slaves, hiding in remote locations such as the Dismal Swamp. In coastal towns like New Bern and Wilmington, slaves were secreted aboard ships in search of freedom along maritime routes. Authors Tim Allen and Steve Miller use harrowing first hand accounts to investigate how African Americans escaped oppression in a dark chapter of Tarheel State history.

 About the Authors

Steve M. Miller is an adjunct history instructor at Forsyth Technical Community College in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and Randolph Community College in Asheboro, North Carolina. He is a native North Carolinian and has resided in Asheboro and Randolph County his entire life.

J. Timothy Allen is a professor of humanities at Strayer University, where he teaches history, religion and humanities. Previously, he taught history and religion in the North Carolina Community College system. He and his wife live on a small horse farm in Snow Camp in Alamance County.


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