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Thomas Garrett, abolitionist Underground Railroad Conductor, Delaware & Pennsylvania

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Push Nevahda host of The Gist of Freedom's show is welcoming our special guest, Underground Railroad conductor, Thomas Garrett's descendant,Thomas Robert E. Seeley. The Garrett family, who lived in Upper Darby, Pa., were strong abolitionists on the Underground Railroad, the most famous was Thomas Garrett who helped over 2700 freedom seekers to freedom. More than 150 years ago, Wilmington’s Quaker Hill neighborhood was a busy stop along the Underground Railroad. Garrett transported human cargo by boat, train, carriage, wagon and foot and used a network of people he could trust to move a family from one station to the next. Our special guest today Robert E. Seeley is a member of the Garrett family.