Virtual Lecture - Underground Railroad Journeys: Life Lessons from Tubman, Douglass, and Other Champions of Freedom
Date: Tuesday, March 8, 2022
Location: Zoom Virtual Lecture
Time: 7 pm EST
Historic Annapolis celebrates the Harriet Tubman Bicentennial Year, marking 200 years since her birth in Dorchester County.
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. In 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.
This Virtual Lecture is made possible in part by the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County.
About 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.
Before launching Secrets of the Eastern Shore, Duffy worked in magazine journalism. He served as a top editor at several regional magazines, including Baltimore magazine, Mid-Atlantic Country Magazine, and Chesapeake Bay Magazine.