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Virtual First Friday - The Gospel of Freedom: Black Evangelicals and the Underground Railroad, with Dr. Alicestyne Turley

Title: Virtual First Friday - The Gospel of Freedom: Black Evangelicals and the Underground Railroad, with Dr. Alicestyne Turley

Start: September 2, 2022, 12:00 pm

End: September 2, 2022, 1:00 pm

Dr. Alicestyne Turley reveals the crucial roles Black Americans, both free and enslaved, played in developing the Underground Railroad. She also highlights the importance of Kentucky as a “pass-through” territory for enslaved people seeking freedom. Her work challenges long-held conclusions and suggests new areas of inquiry for further exploration, seeking to fill the historical gaps and promote the lost voices of the Underground Railroad. 

Originally from Hazard, Kentucky, Dr. Alicestyne Turley is a historian and educator. She holds degrees from Georgetown College, Mississippi State University, and the University of Kentucky and has been a faculty member at the University of Louisville and Berea College. Dr. Turley currently serves as Director of the Freedom Stories Project of the International Storytelling Center and is a member of the Kentucky Historical Society Governing Board.

*TECHNOLOGY: This virtual event will take place via Zoom, an online meeting platform. For optimal experience, guests should connect using a device with a screen, a speaker, and a keyboard. (A web-enabled camera is also nice but necessary.) To accommodate guests who may not have access to this technology, a phone number will be provided at registration to dial into the event and listen to the presentation from any landline or mobile phone. Need help using Zoom? Check out this short video. You can also contact us at KHSeducation@ky.gov or call 502-782-8112.

Click below to register, and you will receive information on how to connect. The registration deadline is 10 am on the day of the event.

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