Underground Railroad Research Forum
I've Got A Home In Glory Land...
've Got A Home In Glory Land: A Lost Tale of The Underground Railroad
Archeologist and historian Karolyn Smardz Frost unearths the story of Thornton and Lucie Blackburn, a married couple who escaped slaveholding Kentucky destined for Canada in 1831. Their journey would result in their attempted extradition by the Governor of Michigan who wished to make an example of the pair and order them back to the United States and their slave holders. The Canadian government did not agree, setting precedent for future U.S. and Canadian relations in regards to the protection of fugitive slaves. Ms. Frost recounts the excavation of the Blackburn's home in Toronto and retraces the path the pair traveled. The event was hosted by the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati.
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