Blair Co. Historical Society July Speaker Series Features Talk On Underground Railroad in Area
July 27, 2023
Community Historian Harriett Gaston spoke to a capacity crowd at the Railroaders Museum for the Blair County Historical Society's Speaker Series.
She said that she was hoping to find, share and document the history of African Americans in this community of Blair County and beyond.
"I want to show what I have found makes the evidence (of the Underground Railroad) that has been put out there before me."
Gaston hopes that people will know that the underground railroad did exist in this county and it existed in spite of laws that were passed that didn't recognize the rights and dignities of pe...