The Underground Railroad and Crown Hill’s Connection

Thursday, June 20, 2024 • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM EDT


Event Details

The UGRR was neither underground nor a railroad. Instead, it was a network of individuals and communities that helped fugitive slaves try to gain their freedom by fleeing north into states that did not allow slavery or into Canada. The UGRR was most active in Indiana between 1830 and 1865. Every Indiana community has oral histories about those individuals who participated in the Underground Railroad, but the nature of the network sometimes makes it difficult to find evidence to substantiate the stories. Learn about those buried in Crown Hill Cemetery and the role that they had in this important group.

Venue Information

Crown Hill Cemetery Gothic Chapel
3402 Boulevard Place
Indianapolis, IN 46208

Organizer Information

Crown Hill Foundation

700 West 38th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46208
+1 (317) 920-4165

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