Many Roads to Freedom: the Underground Railroad in Rochester NY

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  • 1. MANY ROADS TO FREEDOM:ABOLITIONISM AND THE CIVIL WAR INROCHESTER
  • 2. ABOUT THE PROJECTA digital online exhibition Created byRochester Public Library from theirimage and text collectionsWill cover LOCAL people, places, eventsand writings of the periodTexts provided in pdf format with theability to be searched via opticalcharacter recognition software
  • 3. PART 1:Rochester, abolitionism andthe road to war -- 1830-1861Portraits and biographicalInformation on localabolitionistssuch as Amy Post
  • 4. Local stops on the UndergroundRailroad
  • 5. SlaveNARratives
  • 6. Local anti-slaverynewspapers
  • 7. Anti-slaverybooks
  • 8. Anti-slaveryspeeches:This imageis from aFrederickDouglassSpeech givenat Rochester’sCorinthian Hall)
  • 9. Anti-slavery Songs
  • 10. PART 2:Rochester and the Civil War –1861-1865Local CivilWar-eranewspapers andserials
  • 11. CIVIL WAR MASTER INDEX
  • 12. Pictures ofCivil WarSoldiers
  • 13. Currier & Ivesprints
  • 14. PART 3:Rochester and the Aftermathof warVeterans’Reunions
  • 15. The Douglass Monument inRochester
  • 16. RegimentalHistories
  • 17. And many more items, includingmanuscripts, maps, etc.Coming this summer tohttp://www2.libraryweb.org/VISIT US!!!