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Kim and Reggie Harris.
Kim and Reggie Harris.

Kim and Reggie Harris bring "Dream Alive" to Saranac Lake

Kim and Reggie Harris will bring their music and stories of the Underground Railroad and the modern civil rights movement to Saranac Lake tonight and tomorrow. The duo combine a strong folk and gospel legacy along with a solid background in classic, rock and pop music.

They'll perform songs of peace and freedom tonight, 7:30 pm, at Saranac Village at Will Rogers, and use their music to teach students at Saranac Lake Central School more about Harriet Tubman and Dr. Martin Luther King, Junior. Reggis Harris told Todd Moe that their music is meant to entertain and inspire.  Go to full article
Harriet Tubman in the 1880s
Harriet Tubman in the 1880s

Remembering an Underground Railroad icon

Todd Moe talks with Syracuse University historian Milton Sernett, an expert on African American history. He'll give two talks in Canton on Thursday on Harriet Tubman, and the Underground Railroad in northern New York. Todd talks with him about how Tubman became the dominant symbol of the Underground Railroad and is still an inspiration today for many Americans.  Go to full article

Preview: ?And Some Were Women?

The role of women in the Underground Railroad, a vast network of people who helped fugitive slaves escape to the North and Canada, will be celebrated with stories and music in Plattsburgh this weekend. The North Country Underground Railroad Historical Association presents, And Some Were Women, at the North Country Cultural Center for the Arts on Saturday (4 pm). Don Papson, president of the North Country Underground Railroad Historical Association, says without the participation of women, the Underground Railroad would have been derailed.  Go to full article
Benton House in Oxbow
Benton House in Oxbow

Napoleon's Brother in the North Country

David Sommerstein visits the historic Benton House in the town of Oxbow in Jefferson County, the former home of Joseph Bonaparte's extramarital daughter. In the 1800s, the basement was used as a temporary jail and a secret tunnel may have been a part of the Underground Railroad.  Go to full article

The American Freedom Trail: An Adirondack Correction?

Brian Mann talks with Dr. Milton Sernett, author of North Star Country, Upstate New York and the Crusade for African American Freedom. It's a closer look at the Underground Railroad in New York. Sernett is vice chair of the New York State Freedom Trail commission.  Go to full article

The Underground Railroad in Northern New York

Historians re-examine the role of the Freedom Trail and the Underground Railroad in northern New York. Brian Mann reports.  Go to full article

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