Richard Bell — ‘Stolen: Five Free Boys Kidnapped Into Slavery And Their Astonishing Odyssey Home’

Maybe you know about the Underground Railroad, but less discussed is the Reverse Underground Railroad, which is at the center of this new book from Richard Bell, an associate professor of early American history at the University of Maryland. Bell is in town to tell the story of five, free black boys, who, like many during slavery’s expansion before the Civil War, were kidnapped in the North and sold into slavery in the South. This talk takes place at Locust Grove where black slaves once lived and worked. —LEO

thursday, Nov. 7

Locust Grove
6:30-8:30 p.m. | $15 nonmembers, $12 members
561 Blankenbaker Lane