As part of Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s Winter Speaker Series, Stolen: The Reverse Underground Railroad and Slavery in the Greater Chesapeake, will take place February 17. This speaker series continues on Wednesdays through March 17.
All sessions will take place virtually.
Topic discussion: In retelling the story of five young, free Black boys kidnapped in 1825, University of Maryland Professor Richard Bell illuminates the Reverse Underground Railroad, a network of human traffickers and slave traders who stole away thousands of legally free African American people from their families in order to fuel slavery’s rapid expansion in the decades before the Civil War.
Cost is $7.50 per session. You may also register for the full series online.
Single session registraton: