Brooklyn’s Underground Railroad Van Tour

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Meet at the Fort Greene Park Visitors Center, enter at Myrtle Ave and Washington Park, Fort Greene, Brooklyn Subway: Q, N, R to DeKalb Ave; G to Fulton St; 2, 3, 4, 5 to Nevins St Urban Park Ranger Anne Reed takes you on a ride through Fort Greene, Bedford-Stuyvesant and Bay Ridge on this tour, pointing out major Underground Railroad stops and sharing tidbits about the storied network. One such notable fact: “Residents would hide runaway slaves in plain sight,” explains Urban Park Rangers supervisor Mara Pendergrass. “That way, if slave hunters came looking for a particular person, 20 people would come out, all fitting the same description.”

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Event phone: 718-722-3218
Event website: http://nycgovparks.org
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