Many Roads to Freedom: the Underground Railroad in Rochester NY

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Many Roads to Freedom: the Underground Railroad in Rochester NY

  1. 1. MANY ROADS TO FREEDOM:ABOLITIONISM AND THE CIVIL WAR INROCHESTER
  2. 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. 3. PART 1:Rochester, abolitionism andthe road to war -- 1830-1861Portraits and biographicalInformation on localabolitionistssuch as Amy Post
  4. 4. Local stops on the UndergroundRailroad
  5. 5. SlaveNARratives
  6. 6. Local anti-slaverynewspapers
  7. 7. Anti-slaverybooks
  8. 8. Anti-slaveryspeeches:This imageis from aFrederickDouglassSpeech givenat Rochester’sCorinthian Hall)
  9. 9. Anti-slavery Songs
  10. 10. PART 2:Rochester and the Civil War –1861-1865Local CivilWar-eranewspapers andserials
  11. 11. CIVIL WAR MASTER INDEX
  12. 12. Pictures ofCivil WarSoldiers
  13. 13. Currier & Ivesprints
  14. 14. PART 3:Rochester and the Aftermathof warVeterans’Reunions
  15. 15. The Douglass Monument inRochester
  16. 16. RegimentalHistories
  17. 17. And many more items, includingmanuscripts, maps, etc.Coming this summer tohttp://www2.libraryweb.org/VISIT US!!!

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