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Virtual Lecture - Tubman Travels: Underground Railroad Journeys and Life Lessons from Tubman, Douglass, and Other Champions of Freedom

Date: Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Location: Zoom Virtual Lecture

Time: 7 pm - 8 pm

Maryland’s Eastern Shore was home to two American heroes of the first order in Underground Railroad conductor Harriet Tubman and antislavery activist Frederick Douglass. VL-Tubman-UGRR-Array-Douglass-Tubman-Viney-and-Book-CoverIn this presentation, award-winning writer and storyteller Jim Duffy shares keystone stories from the very different journeys those two took out of bondage and into the history books. Learn, too, about other, lesser known champions of freedom from here in our own backyard. Along the way, Duffy will share a few of the life lessons he learned while researching and writing the book. Tubman Travels: 32 Underground Railroad Journeys on Delmarva.

Registration required.

Cost: $15 per household for General Admission; $10 per household for HA Members and Volunteers

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This lecture will be offered virtually by Zoom, an online video conferencing platform. Upon registration, you will be sent the link for the video conference to join on the evening of the lecture. If you do not receive your confirmation email after you register, please check your Spam folder, or email Carolyn Fifer at carolyn.fifer@annapolis.org. To learn more about Zoom and to download the app to your computer, visit the Zoom website.
 

VL-Tubman-Jim-DuffyAbout Our Presenter: Jim Duffy is a writer and storyteller who lives on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. The author of three “Secrets of the Eastern Shore” books about travel, history, and culture on the Delmarva Peninsula, he has delivered scores of talks in recent years to an civic groups and business gatherings around the region.
 
He founded Secrets of the Eastern Shore with his wife, the photographer Jill Jasuta, in 2016. Their homegrown business celebrates the beauty and heritage of Delmarva in stories, photos, and products. Duffy is also the author of Eastern Shore Road Trips #1: 27 One-Day Adventures on Delmarva and Eastern Shore Road Trips #2: 26 MORE One-Day Adventures on Delmarva. He has two more books in the works.

 

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