Dr. Larry McClellan, an engaging storyteller, has written two books about the Underground Railroad. Dr. McClellan’s book, “The Underground Railroad South of Chicago” is a history of the networks of the Underground Railroad in the region south of Chicago and accounts of freedom seekers traveling through the region. Dr. Larry McClellan will tell us about the enslaved people who took this dangerous journey to freedom and those who helped them.
Completing his doctoral work at the University of Chicago, in 1970, Larry McClellan helped to start Governors State University, 30 miles south of Chicago. His work there as Professor of Sociology and Community Studies included engagement with historic African American communities. This led to an ongoing commitment to understanding the Underground Railroad in Illinois and the movement of freedom seekers. He has written extensively on the Underground Railroad and the history of the region. Recently, he co-authored “To the River: The Remarkable Journey of Caroline Quarlls, a Freedom Seeker on the Underground Railroad”.
Tuesday, June 29
8:00pm EDT | 7:00pm CDT | 5:00pm PDT
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