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From Slavery to Freedom: Niagara’s Freedom Trail

April 18 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm



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Explore Niagara’s Freedom Trail – a network of important heritage sites, significant events, and notable Black figures all connected to the story of freedom and the Underground Railroad throughout Niagara.

Rochelle Bush is a descendant of African American freedom seekers who settled in St. Catharines where she was born. Rochelle is a Trustee and the resident historian of the Salem Chapel, BME Church, Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historic Sites, and the owner and operator of Tubman Tours Canada. Rochelle is a Historical Society of St. Catharines Board Director, a past Board Member of the St. Catharines Museum, a certified Niagara Tourism Ambassador, and a registered Niagara Parks tour guide.

This program is part of the One Book, One Niagara community read, featuring In the Upper Country by Kai Thomas.
Please note this event will take place in-person in Fonthill.

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  • Program fees are non-refundable unless a program is cancelled or rescheduled by Lincoln Pelham Public Library.
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April 18
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Fonthill Branch, Fonthill
43 Pelham Town Square
Fonthill, Ontario L0S 1E0 Canada
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