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Catherine Atterbury - 1st Floor Brown-Forman Theatre

Catherine Atterbury, wife of the reverend at the Town Clock Church in New Albany, IN, recounts her girlhood memory of the Blackburn race riots in Detroit. She describes the two extraordinary people who escaped enslavement in Kentucky against all odds, forever inspiring her vocal abolitionism and assistance to those seeking refuge across the Ohio in the 1850s.