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Screening of “Underground Railroad”
Date Sunday February 15
Time 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location Details
Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists’ Hall
1924 Cedar (@ Bonita), Berkeley
Event Type Screening
Organizer/Author
Sunday, Feb. 15, 7:00 PM


Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists’ Hall
1924 Cedar (@ Bonita), Berkeley

As this documentary shows, the Underground Railroad, "the first civil rights movement," was no mere act of civil disobedience. The secret network of guides, pilots, and safe-house keepers (the Railroad's "conductors") was built by runaway slaves who, over the decades, communicated their experiences through songs and secret gestures, and were supported by abolitionists (many of them former slaves) who risked their own freedom to help free the enslaved. The "passengers" risked their lives. This history comes alive in the individual stories of conductors and passengers, among them abolitionist and historian William Still, called the "Father of the Underground Railroad," and Henry "Box" Brown, who mailed himself to freedom in a cargo crate. They (and many others) take their place beside Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass as courageous heroes in America's first integrated social movement.



Presented by BFUU Social Justice Ctee’s Conscientious Projector Film Series
Wheelchair accessible, donations welcomed for our on-going social justice work
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Added to the calendar on Monday Jan 19th, 2009 9:59 PM

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