Book explores county's connection to the Underground Railroad
Was your family a part of the Underground Railroad? Until recently, it was a mystery who might have been involved in the local movement to assist runaway slaves to freedom in the years leading up to the Civil War.
“No records were kept,” former Sycamore resident and historian Nancy Beasley said.
“It was notoriously difficult,” Northern Illinois University graduate student Kweku Williams said. Williams archived names for an exhibit on slavery opening June 8 at the NIU Anthropology Museum. “You would think that once it was over, they would talk about it.”
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