BLOGROLL: Cooper on Ontario Underground Railroad Sites, Farming and Liberty 

Afua Cooper on the Underground Railroad in Canada:

“The British North American provinces, or Canada, were among the most storied termini of the Underground Railroad. At least 30,000 African-American men, women and children — fugitive slaves — fled the American South and made their way to Canada. The overwhelming majority settled in the southwestern portion of Ontario, where many of them forged new identities as African-Canadians.

“At the three Ontario museums featured here, the spirit of the Railroad is undeniably present. I have been visiting these places for more than 20 years, and each time I feel as if I am walking through living history….”

Read it all (h/t @ABWHTruth):

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