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September 23, 2023
1:00 pm
3:00 pm

Author Book Talk: Flee North

Author Book Talk: Flee North, A Forgotten Hero and the Flight For Freedom in Slavery’s Borderland with Scott Shane
Saturday, September 23 | 1 p.m.

Born into slavery in Maryland,Thomas Smallwood by the 1840s was free, self-educated and working as a shoemaker a short walk from the U.S. Capitol. He recruited a young white activist, Charles Torrey, and together they began to organize mass escapes from Washington, Baltimore, and surrounding counties to freedom in the North.

Celebrate International Underground Railroad Month at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum with a book talk discussion, on Flee North which details the life of abolitionist Thomas Smallwood: A Black man who escaped slavery and helped hundreds more flee the domestic slave trade by pulitzer prize journalist Scott Shane. Flee North is a riveting account of the extraordinary abolitionist, liberator, and writer Thomas Smallwood, who bought his own freedom and named the underground railroad. A book signing will follow with the author.

Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture

$12 General Admission, $9 Student, Senior, Military

830 E. Pratt Street
Baltimore, 21202

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