Underground Railroad scholar to speak at CCHS

NORWICH – Underground Railroad scholar Dr. Milton C. Sernett will appear in the Assembly Room of the Chenango County Historical Society (CCHS) at 2 p.m. Sunday. His lecture will explore in detail the history of the Underground Railroad in 19th Century New York State. Sernett’s talk perfectly complements this year’s CCHS theme, the role of women in Chenango County history, because it explores the relationships between Abolitionism and other 19th century reform movements including Women’s Rights.

Dr. Sernett, Professor Emeritus of African American Studies and History at Syracuse University, retired in 2005 after thirty years of teaching. Sernett was noted for his courses in African American Studies, History and Religion. In addition to teaching, he has published many books, articles and essays on American Abolitionism, the Underground Railroad and African American history. His latest book Harriet Tubman: myth, Memory and History will be published soon by Duke University Press.

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