Events"Equal to the Occasion" — Boston's Women and the Underground Railroad

"Equal to the Occasion" — Boston's Women and the Underground Railroad

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM


During the first half of the 19th century, countless men, women, and children escaped from enslavement via the Underground Railroad. This program examines the many ways the women of Boston became critical contributors to the Underground Railroad, forever changing the lives of the freedom seekers who sought refuge in their city.

This online program, co-presented by The National Park Service, will happen over Zoom. We kindly request that people who are interested in attending please see the REGISTRATION REQUIRED box on this page for more information.

The Repairing America Initiative is the Boston Public Library's pledge to focus its 2021 programming and services on bridging the gaps that divide America. By prioritizing economic recovery, civic engagement, COVID-19 recovery, racial equity, workforce development, and youth engagement, the BPL is working to help Americans rise above the challenges they face.

Suitable for:
Young Adults (Ages 20-34)
Older Adults
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