Event Details

The Underground Railroad - Then and Now

Date: 10/10/2018 6:00 PM - 10/10/2018 7:30 PM

Address: 1 Museum Court, Buffalo, NY

Phone: 7168739644

Description:

The Underground Railroad (Then and Now)
 
This two-part series explores the parallels between Western New York as a destination for 19th-century freedom seekers and 21st-century asylum seekers. Speakers include: Saladin Allah, an educator and the descendant of freedom seeker Josiah Henson; Rubens Mukunzi, a Rwandan refugee and local businessman. Through conversation, we'll connect past and present struggles for freedom in our region and offer concrete steps to turn memory to action.
 
Part 1: The Buffalo History Museum, Wednesday October 10, 6 PM, Free.
 
Part 2: Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center, Thursday, October 18, 6PM, Free.