The Underground Railroad in Ohio

Mon 20 Jan 2014
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

1st floor

From the Voice of a Slave: The Underground Railroad in Ohio

Hear from the voice of Nora, a slave (a dramatization by Debbie Abbott) born in North Carolina, now living in Kentucky with her mother and baby in 1852. Hear about her life in slavery and her desire to help runaway slaves find freedom. Learn about the history of the Underground Railroad, a secret network of hiding places and its strong presence in the state of Ohio. Learn about the informal routes and safe houses throughout northern Ohio, including those along Lake Erie and about the people who risked their lives helping runaway slaves gain their freedom.

Deborah A. Abbott, Ph.D., is a genealogist and lecturer specializing in African American family history research and methods. She is an adjunct faculty member at the Institute of Genealogy & Historical Research (IGHR) at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama and currently serves as the Cleveland District Trustee on the Ohio Genealogical Society Board. She is past president of the African American Genealogical Society, Cleveland, Ohio (AAGS) and a retired professor of Counseling from Cuyahoga Community College (CCC) in Cleveland. A Cleveland native, she graduated from the Cleveland Public Schools. She holds an Associate of Arts degree from Cuyahoga Community College, Bachelor of Science and Masters of Education degrees from Tuskegee University in Alabama and a Ph.D. from Kent State University.

Lunch menu:
– Tomato Rice Soup
– French Jointed Chicken
– Scalloped Potatoes
– Buttered Green Beans
– Lemon Meringue Pie

For those 12 and under:
– Won Ton Soup
– Chicken Fingers
– Ice Cream
– Fruit Juice

Members: $15
Non-members: $20
12 and under*: $10

Reservations must be received in the Club office by noon on Friday, January 17.
Call (216) 231-1683, email clubmanager&, or make them online with a credit card, below.

Bookings are closed for this event.