Freedom Seekers: Stories from the Western Underground Railroad

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Filmmaker Gary Jenkins unveils his new documentary about the Underground Railroad that helped slaves escape the Kansas City area to safety in the north before and during the Civil War.
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
6:30pm @ Plaza Branch

Local filmmaker Gary Jenkins unveils his new documentary about the western branch of the Underground Railroad that before and during the Civil War transported escaped slaves from the Kansas City area to freedom in the north.

At a post-screening discussion Jenkins will be joined by Jimmy S. Johnson III, whose great- grandfather escaped a Platte County slave farm, and William O. Wagnon, who has worked to preserve Topeka’s Ritchie House, once a stop on the Underground Railroad.

Listen to the audio