The Programs Team at the Frazier History Museum just recorded our stories from the Underground Railroad! Mine tells the story of Thornton & Lucie Blackburn, two fugitive slaves who escaped from Louisville on a steamboat, then escaped a riot in Detroit, and finally settled in Canada after years of legal battles, being jailed and separated, and sought after by Kentucky slaveholders. Because of their strength and perseverance, they made it to Toronto where they founded the first Taxi Company in the country as independent business owners.
These stories will be published at the end of the month. Stay tuned!