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Maritime Routes of the Underground Railroad

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Much of what we know about the underground railroad focuses on the network of secret routes and safe houses that moved enslaved people to freedom. But many living in the deep south or along the coast escaped by sea. On The Point, we talk with an historian about the significance of these maritime routes and why they’ve largely been left out of the historical record.
Dr. Timothy Walker, Professor of History at UMASS Dartmouth and editor of the book Sailing to Freedom, Maritime Dimensions of the Underground Railroad
is our guest on the program. Mindy Todd hosts.

Mindy Todd is the host and producer of The Point on WCAI which examines critical issues for Cape Cod and the Islands. She brings more than 30 years of experience in radio and television to WCAI.