Knox Preserves Rare History of Underground Railroad

f-2017-01-16-muelder-ugrrFrom: KTAL TV (Shreveport, LA) –

Historian Owen Muelder of Knox College knows he’s lucky…

While much of the history of the Underground Railroad is well known, detailed and original artifacts from its participants are rare. A journal written by Samuel G. Wright has become one of only a few written records of the Underground Railroad. It’s housed in the Knox College Library in Galesburg, Illinois…

“It’s the first time in American history that we see a socially integrated movement where both black and whites are helping each other in a common cause, and in that sense, I think it’s one of the great watersheds in American history,” Muelder said.
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