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Bookmobile Living History program features “Father of Underground Railroad”

Keith Henley
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Thursday, December 12, 2019

William Still, known as the “Father of the Underground Railroad,” will be featured at the next Salem Community College Bookmobile Library living history program on Friday, Dec. 13. The free program will begin at 7 p.m. in the Student Union, Donaghay Hall, 460 Hollywood Ave., Carneys Point.

Keith Henley of the American Historic Theatre will portray Still, a prominent abolitionist who coined the term Underground Railroad. Throughout his life, Still (October 7, 1821 – July 14, 1902) fought not only to abolish slavery, but also to provide African-Americans in northern enclaves with civil rights, according to thoughtco.com.

This program is made possible in part by the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State, through the Salem County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Salem County Cultural & Heritage Commission.

For more information, contact the Bookmobile at 856.351.2830.