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Join the Virginia Museum of History and Culture on Thursday, July 25th, 12:00pm – 1:00pm, for a Banner Lecture by Cassandra L. Newby-Alexander.

• All books ordered before Thursday, July 25th will be signed by the author. (sorry, no personalizations). 

• Orders will be charged as they are placed, however books will not ship until after the signing, in order to have each book signed.

 • If you would like to pick up your order in the Museum Shop during the signing, please select the “In Store Pick Up” option when on the Select Shipping Method page during check-out. 

 

By Cassandra L. Newby-Alexander, PhD.

Enslaved Virginians sought freedom from the time they were first brought to the Jamestown colony in 1619. Acts of self-emancipation were aided by Virginia's waterways, which became part of the network of the Underground Railroad in the years before the Civil War. Watermen willing to help escaped slaves made eighteenth-century Norfolk a haven for freedom seekers. Famous nineteenth-century escapees like Shadrack Minkins and Henry "Box" Brown were aided by the Underground Railroad. Enslaved men like Henry Lewey, known as Bluebeard, aided freedom seekers as conductors, and black and white sympathizers acted as station masters. Historian Cassandra Newby-Alexander narrates the ways that enslaved people used Virginia's waterways to achieve humanity's dream of freedom.

192 Pages. ISBN: 1625859635. The History Press. 2017.

 

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