An event held in collaboration with Historic Kennett Square’s Juneteenth Celebration
June 16, 2018
KURC OPEN HOUSE
Sunday March 4, 2018
KURC board members met with many interested visitors during an afternoon of fellowship and friendly exchange.
We are excited to host similar events in the future.
FREEDMEN, FUGITIVES and FRIENDS
Saturday, February 4, 2017 2-4pm
In honor of Black History Month, the Kennett Underground Railroad Center presented a free tour in the historic town of Kennett Square, often referred to as “A Hotbed of Abolitionism.” Guides led visitors through the borough to see the houses and hear the stories of Kennett Square Quakers and African Americans who coexisted peacefully before and after the Civil War.
The symposium dealt with African American Communities in Chester County, Pennsylvania, and Neighboring Regions during the Era of Conflict and Resistance, 1800-1865, and Beyond. In the decades before and after the Civil War, the southern portions of Chester County and Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, were home to the significant number of African Americans, including both free and self-emancipated. Directly adjacent to the slave states of Delaware and Maryland, this region included the African American communities of Hinsonville (now Lincoln University), the Christiana area, Timbuckto, and others.
These symposiums are an opportunity to bring together researchers and writers to discuss and share research findings, research questions and puzzles, research methods and their effectiveness, and, potentially, to build collaborations. Stay tuned for details about the Spring 2017 Symposium.