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From Bondage to Belonging

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Some of the most recognized stops on the Underground Railroad are Boston, Philadelphia and Buffalo, New York.
Worcester is not usually counted among them.
But in the early 1800's, Worcester became a hub for freed black slaves who were drawn to the politically and socially active African American community there.
Recollections of eight slaves, who escaped to Worcester make up the new book: "From Bondage to Belonging: The Worcester Slave Narratives."
We spoke to the book's editors, Holy Cross College professors Eugene McCarthy and Thomas Doughton.

This program aired on June 30, 2008. The audio for this program is not available.

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