Historian McClellan to Present on the Underground Railroad

Historian McClellan to Present on the Underground Railroad

Published: March 25, 2024.

Hear untold stories of how enslaved people fledoppression by escaping north to Illinois and the Chicago areaat 7 p.m. onApril 4 at Ƶ University in Romeoville.

Listen to how black and white abolitionists assisted the Underground Railroad asLarry McClellan, professor emeritus of sociology and community studies at Governors State University, presents"Freedom Seekers and the Underground Railroad in the Chicago Area".

This is a not-to-be-missed presentation by McClellan. His new set out how freedom seekers escaped their enslavers. It is a story of courage and determination, said Dennis H. Cremin, History Department chair at Ƶ University.

McClellan further asserts that transportation links, such as the I & M Canal, completed in 1848, and the later train route from Chicago to Detroit, expanded opportunities for the enslaved.

This event is free and open to the public and will be held in the University Dining Room (AS 104C).It is partially funded by the Ƶ University History Departments Sczepaniak Endowed Lecture Series. Visitfor more information and registration.

For additional information, contactSaraPasowicz,History Department administrative assistant,spasowicz@lewisu.eduor 815-836-5148.

Ƶ University is an innovative Catholic university offering market-relevant undergraduate and graduate programs to 6,500 students. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Ƶ University is nationally recognized for preparing intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, and globally-connected graduates who impact the world for the better. Visit for further information.

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