Online Course: Memory

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With the end of slavery, the Underground Railroad passed into the realm of memory. This lecture will explore how historians, journalists, popular culture, and local communities across the North reshaped and even embellished the story of the Underground Railroad over the century and a half since slavery ended.

Lecture 11 specifically examines the research of historian David Blight, Wilbur Siebert, and William Still.

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This program was funded by the U.S. Department of Education Underground Railroad Educational and Cultural Program.