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Recently, a university professor named Eric Foner found the writings of Sydney Howard Gay. Gay was an important figure in the Underground Railroad, and he kept meticulous notes on the escaped slaves he assisted: where they were from and where they were headed. Dr. Foner developed this research into a book titled, Gateway To Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad.
Click here to see a NPR article where Dr. Foner talks about myths about the Underground Railroad.
I just learned the next UGRR National Conference is to he held at Hilton Head Island, South Carolina on June 17-20, 2015.