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Historical Society meeting

Thursday, April 3, 2008

The Clay County Historical Society's monthly meeting will take place at 7 p.m., Monday, in the lower level of the museum.

The speaker will be Marlene Lu, presenting a program about the Underground Railroad in West Central Indiana.

The Underground Railroad is associated with a 19th century movement of enslaved African Americans seeking freedom from bondage and the assistance they received on the journey.

The network that developed to aid the freedom seekers brought together people of all races, ordinary and extraordinary united in a common cause.

Established in 1998, Indiana Freedom Trails, Inc., is a member of the National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom -- the initiative of the National Park Service that serves to research, educate and protect many facets of American history.

Lu currently serves as a board member of Indiana Freedom Trails, representing the west central side of the state. She has written about Underground Railroad activity in the west central part of Indiana, as well as presented to many local and state organizations on the subject.

She also serves as a board member of the Friends of Historic Allen Chapel and Terre Haute Landmarks, Inc., and is currently employed by the Blumberg Center in the College of Education at Indiana State University.

The speaker for the May program will be Dave Felstein and his program will discuss the history of motor sports.

The public is invited to attend both events.

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