The history of the Underground Railroad in the south Chicago region will be presented in a two-hour Freedom Trail hike and lecture on Saturday, Nov. 10. Retired Governors State University Professor Larry McClellan, a noted authority on the Underground Railroad in northern Illinois, and Tom Shepherd of the Little Calumet Underground Railroad Project, will be the narrators and guide for this free program starting at 1 p.m. It is believed hundreds, if not thousands, of escaped slaves came through the area prior to the Civil War. They were helped by abolitionists, including the Jan Ton . . .
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