Underground Railroad Historian Carol Mull Introduces The Library's New Online Product 'Signal Of Liberty' And Discusses The Underground Railroad

Saturday October 17, 2009: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm -- Traverwood Branch: Program Room

Step back into history as Underground Railroad Historian Carol Mull introduces the Library's new online product, Signal Of Liberty - a digitized version of a weekly abolitionist newspaper published in Ann Arbor between 1841 and 1848. Users will be able to browse issues of the paper and it will be full-text searchable on aadl.org. This project is part of the Making of Ann Arbor partnership with the Bentley Historical Library and the University of Michigan Digital Library Production Services. Refreshments will be served at this kick-off event, which will include a demo of this new historical resource and a discussion of the Underground Railroad by this prominent local historian and author. Carol teaches and lectures extensively on the Underground Railroad and has written a book on its history in Michigan, due to be published Spring, 2010.