Friday, January 11, 2008

Abolition & The Underground Railroad in East Tennessee

On the Freedom Train in Jefferson County:Stories of the Tennessee Manumission Society & Underground Railroad

WHAT: An evening of meal-sharing, fellowship, worship, song, and learning. We'll share a pot-luck supper; have a ceremony of remembrance for those faithful souls who founded the South's first abolitionist society in New Market and the brave black and white people who ran our local system of hiding places and transportation for slaves escaping to freedom; take time to worship together; and enjoy musical and panel presentations to learn about the abolitionist movement and Underground Railroad in our our region.

WHEN: 6:00 - 9:00 pm. Friday, Feb. 8, 2008

WHERE: Lost Creek Friends Church, Friends Station Road, New Market, Tennessee


Coming from the east (Jefferson City, Morristown)--Proceed west out of Jefferson City on HWY 11E towards Knoxville; pass through New Market; look for Biddle Auto Parts on right; turn right onto Friends Stations Road; Church is white frame structure on left.

Coming from the west (Knoxville vicinity)--Proceed east from Knoxville vicinity on HWY 11E; stay on 11E in east Knox County where 25/70 split off to right; proceed through Strawberry Plains; pass John Coker Antiques and brick Church on right; approaching New Market, turn left onto Friends Station Road just before Biddle Auto Parts; Church is white frame structure on left.

COST: There is no charge to attend this program. If possible please bring some food to share.

SPONSORS SO FAR: Lost Creek Friends Meeting, Appalachian Center and the Bonner Center for Service Learning & Civic Engagement at Carson-Newman College

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