Freedom on the Delaware River: The Maritime Underground Railroad

Join me for an online Zoom presentation at 7:00 p.m., Thursday February 17, as I talk about my experience retracing the footsteps of Harriet Tubman and a new area of interest I’m developing on Freedom on the Delaware River. For some Freedom Seekers journeying northward involved sailing onto or crossing a portion of the 330-mile long Delaware River. I’ll talk about four heroic self-emancipators I discovered on my walk to freedom. THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2022 AT 7 PM
Freedom on the Delaware River: The Maritime Underground Railroad
Online Zoom Event
-led by Walking Artist Ken Johnston
For enslaved Africans, Philadelphia was the threshold of freedom, and the nearby Delaware River was an important escape route. While most commercial ship traffic on the Delaware River traveled downstream, the Underground Railroad flowed in reverse. Tune in to learn more about Ken’s research into the river’s role helping people escape from slavery, and his artistic process for his project Up The Creek in Frankford next week.
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**There will also be an in-person lantern-making and lantern parade on Feb 25th, register for that event here: https://frankfordlanternparade.eventbrite.com
Drawing by Nila Devaney