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Library speaker to talk on Underground Railroad

By From staff reports
Published in News on June 10, 2012 1:50 AM

Meltonia Loretta Young will present "Stories from the Underground Railroad" June 16 at 3 p.m. at the Wayne County Public Library.

The program is a combined art exhibit, historical lecture, and exploration of the symbols and secrets behind the famous quilts used as a communication device by slaves seeking freedom on the Underground Railroad.

Ms. Young is an accomplished artist and a Road Scholars speaker for the North Carolina Humanities Council, which made the event possible with a grant.

Registration is not required, and attendance is free. For more information, contact the Wayne County Library Reference Department at 735-1824, extension 3.