John Parker

John Parker

September 1, 2015

The Promised Land: John Parker and the Underground Railroad

Travel back in time and experience the important abolitionist movement and struggle for freedom within the Underground Railroad. Meet John Parker, ex-slave, inventor, entrepreneur, and conductor of the Underground railroad. Learn all about the songs, signs, and dangers of escaping the “wretched” institution of slavery. John Parker will have audiences on the edge of their seats as he recalls his experiences helping hundreds of enslaved men, women, and children cross the Ohio River into a new life of freedom. After John Parker tells his story to convince the audience to help the abolitionist movement, return back to the present and discuss the legacy of the Underground Railroad.

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Historic Personas
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Underground Railroad; Slavery; Abolition
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