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Topic Coded Messages and Songs of the Underground Railroad with Dr. Tamika Sanders

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Topic Coded Messages and Songs of the Underground Railroad with Dr. Tamika Sanders

June 15 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

FREE

Communication and secrecy were key to the successful operation of the Underground Railroad. Safety was more important than quickness. Both fugitive slaves and members of the Underground Railroad learned to code and decode hidden messages, and to disguise signs to avoid capture. There were code names for routes and code numbers for towns. A quilt hanging on a clothesline with a house and a smoking chimney among its designs indicated a safe house. The song, “Follow the Drinking Gourd” served as directions to Canada. Using storytelling, activities and songs, this presentation will depict the ingenuity and resiliency used by those involved in the Underground Railroad to help over 100,000 slaves escape to freedom between 1810 and 1850. REGISTER HERE.

This program is being co-hosted by Eloy Santa Cruz Library.

Details

Date:
June 15
Time:
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Cost:
FREE
Event Categories:
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Website:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_6zPpqWDwRjKYC-aHbyVfNg

Venue

AZ United States

Organizer

Eloy Santa Cruz Library
Phone:
520-466-3814
Email:
vivianna.flores@pinalcountyaz.gov
Website:
http://www.pinalcountyaz.gov/Departments/Library/Locations/Pages/Eloy.aspx