TALK: Underground Railroad

“Bowne House on the Freedom Trail: Abolition and the Underground Railroad in Quaker Flushing.”

Bowne House archivist Charlotte Jackson and researcher Kate Lynch will give a presentation and slideshow, with question and discussion period afterwards on Sunday February 16th, 1 p.m.- 2 p.m., at Flushing Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends, located at 13716 Northern Blvd, Flushing, NY 11354. Free and open to the public. All are welcome.

This talk will discuss the role of the Bowne and Parsons families in the abolitionist movement and the Underground Railroad, within the context of evolving Quaker belief from the 17th century forward. Kate Lynch’s recent research explores the origins of anti-slavery conviction among other early Friends, many with ties to the Bowne family and the Flushing Meeting. Charlotte Jackson will showcase discoveries from the Bowne House Archives and other local collections, including a rare letter carried by a fugitive on the Underground Railroad. 

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