Slavery and the Underground Railroad in South Central Pennsylvania

Please join us on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 for “Slavery and the Underground Railroad in South Central Pennsylvania,” presented by Cooper Wingert

Much like the rest of the nation, South Central Pennsylvania struggled with slavery.  The institution lingered locally for more than fifty years, although it was virtually extinct everywhere else within Pennsylvania.  Gradually, antislavery views prevailed.  The Appalachian Mountains and the Susquehanna River provided natural cover for fleeing slaves, causing an influx of travel along the Underground Railroad.  Locals like William Wright and James McAllister assisted these runaways while publicly advocating to abolish slavery.  The author of Slavery & the Underground Railroad in South Central Pennsylvania, Cooper Wingert, reveals the struggles between slavery and abolition in South Central Pennsylvania.  

This program is free and open to the public thanks to the generous sponsorship from ACNB Bank.