Settlements of the North Star, Part Two: Stories of the Underground Railroad in Canada
Posted Tuesday, September 14
In the 150 years since Reverend William King first brought his former slaves to freedom in Canada, the fundamental principles on which his settlement was based have remained unchanged. But while the community that still exists is a far cry from its heyday, the spirit of those first settlers lives on in their descendants. From North Buxton in Ontario, Canada, 90.3's Karen Schaefer brings us this concluding report on the "Settlements of the North Star," stories of the Underground Railroad in Canada.
Settlements of the North Star, Part One: Stories of the Underground Railroad in Canada
Posted Monday, September 13
In the years before the Civil War, tens of thousands of fugitive African-Americans followed the North Star to freedom in Canada. Many were helped along the way by a network of anti-slavery sympathizers known collectively as the Underground Railroad. After Emancipation, former slaves in the U.S. could finally begin their long journey out of bondage. But what happened to those others who fled to Canada? From North Buxton, Ontario, 90.3's Karen Schaefer brings us the first of two reports on "Settlements of the North Star," stories of the Underground Railroad in Canada.
International Women’s Air and Space Museum
Posted Friday, September 3
Last weekend, the International Women's Air and Space Museum opened in Cleveland's Burke Lakefront Airport. It's a small museum, but the only one of its kind in the world, with first-class exhibits and research materials dedicated to the accomplishments of women aviation pioneers like Amelia Erhart, Katherine Wright and Bessie Coleman. But the museum isn't just about aviation history. As 90.3's Karen Schaefer reports, the museum is also bringing to life the stories of some remarkable women heroes.