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May 13, 2021
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Callahan Center: Virtually via Zoom Call 508-532-5980, ext. 0 to register
Framingham, MA 01702
508-532-5980, ext. 0

Stolen: Five Free Boys Kidnapped into Slavery and Their Astonishing Odyssey Home - Presented by Prof. Richard Bell

Thursday, May 13, 2021

For ages 55+ -- STOLEN: FIVE FREE BOYS KIDNAPPED INTO SLAVERY AND THEIR ASTONISHING ODYSSEY HOME -- Professor Richard Bell returns to Callahan to discuss his new book, Stolen. Stolen tells the incredible story of five boys whose courage forever changed the fight against slavery in America. Their ordeal shines a glaring spotlight on the Reverse Underground Railroad, a black-market network of human traffickers who stole away thousands of legally free African Americans to fuel slavery’s rapid expansion in the decades before the Civil War. Richard Bell is Professor of History at the University of Maryland. He has held major research fellowships at Yale, Cambridge, and the Library of Congress and is the recipient of the National Endowment of the Humanities Public Scholar award. Call the Callahan Ctr. to register for the Zoom code: 508-532-5980, ext. 0.