Lecture: Underground Railroad Expert Cathy Nelson. Cathy Nelson is a retired Columbus City Schools teacher and Founder of the Friends of Freedom Society, delivered a lecture on the history of the Underground Railroad in Ohio. Ms. Nelson has testified to Congress on behalf of the Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Act of 1997, and she and her extensive research have won numerous awards and widespread recognition.
June 19, is a day to recognize the freedom of the last enslaved people in America. It was on this day in 1865 that the news of the Emancipation Proclamation, signed in 1863 by Abraham Lincoln, reached the western-most part of the United States making all people in America free.
In celebration of Juneteenth, several local organizations will be hosting artwork from Mazza Museum’s “Miles of Bravery: The Underground Railroad through Picture Books” exhibit. Each location will have art and books from the collection as well as family-friendly activities.
Black Heritage Library & Multicultural Center
Findlay Art League
Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Hancock Historical Museum
Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Paint & Partake