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From Kentucky to Canada on the Underground Railroad: the Story of Thornton and Lucie Blackburn presented by Dr. Karolyn Smardz Frost

Dr. Karolyn Smardz Frost is the award-winning author of I’ve Got a Home in Glory Land: A Lost Tale of the Underground Railroad and Steal Away Home: One Woman’s Epic Flight to Freedom-and Her Long Road Back to the South.

An unforgettable story of heroism and resistance. Enslaved Africans Thornton and Lucie Blackburn planned a harrowing escape from Louisville, Kentucky to Toronto, Canada in 1831. After years of struggle, including imprisonment that led to a public uprising in Detroit, Michigan, they went on to found Toronto’s first taxi company and made their home a haven for others who escaped the ravages of slavery.

Join us for an eye-opening tale of hope, bravery, and Louisville's startling connection to a pivotal point in American and Canadian history.

$15 members | $20 non-members.

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