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Black History along Different Paths

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World Footprints

World Footprints


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World Footprints will journey on the path of a slave rebellion in New Orleans that changed America, Norfolk’s under ground railroad, and freedom’s path to southern Ontario.

Many Americans are familiar with the slave revolts led by John Brown and Nat Turner, but the story of the greatest act of slave resistance in American history took place in 1811 and has remained largely untold, until now.  Daniel Rasmussen, the acclaimed author of American Uprising: The Untold Story of America’s Largest Slave Revolt pulls back the curtain on a long neglected period in New Orleans and American History.

Norfolk, Virginia is best known for its nautical history but it was also an important stop on the under ground railroad for slaves escaping from the south.  Dr. Cassandra Newby-Alexander from Norfolk State University joins World Footprints to share this untold history.

The Historic Elgin Settlement, known today as Buxton in Ontario, Canada provided a safe haven for fugitive slaves.  Local historians Bryan and Shannon Prince will talk about the history of Buxton and how this thriving community actively preserves its rich history today.