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The Underground Railroad in Ohio

July 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

A flyer for the Underground Railroad in Ohio program.

The public is invited to a Summer Lecture series event hosted by the Ross County Historical Society. Author and native Ohioan Kathy Schulz will be reading from her new book, The Underground Railroad in Ohio.  The event will take place Saturday, July 13 at 7:30 on the grounds of the Ross County Heritage Center located at 45 West Fifth Street in Chillicothe.
This event is free and open to the public.

During a dark time in our history, thousands of freedom seekers traveled the Underground Railroad through Ohio. The Buckeye State hosted about half of all fugitive slave traffic of the antebellum era. A mix of Northern and Southern settlers in the state added drama to a struggle that led to major benefits for the state and the country. Unfortunately, this epic past was obscured by silence and secrecy and then distorted with misinformation and folklore—until now. Author and native Ohioan Kathy Schulz accurately details the development and workings of Ohio’s Underground Railroad with true stories of Addison White, John Parker and others.

Kathy Schulz is a retired college librarian (Wittenberg University). A native of NE Ohio, she has deep roots in the state and degrees from three of its universities. She lived at two major Underground Railroad junctions and wants Americans to know that the Underground Railroad was mostly in Ohio and mostly above ground—not in tunnels!

Kathy holds a B.S. in Education from Ohio State, an M.L.S. from Kent State, and an M. Hum. from Wright State. She regards herself as a “soldier in the information revolution” from her library days, though she discovered fascinating information about anti-slavery activity the old-style way: from yellowed papers in library archives. Kathy and her husband currently live in Santa Fe NM, where she stays busy with friends, hobbies, and grandchildren.


July 13
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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