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Kathy Schulz, The Underground Railroad in Ohio
Kathy Schulz, The Underground Railroad in Ohio

Thu, Jun 01


Collected Works Bookstore & Coffeehouse

Kathy Schulz, The Underground Railroad in Ohio

Kathy will be in conversation with author Sallie Bingham. Ohio was pivotal in the operation of the Underground Railroad, the most active of any state. Schulz looks at the inception and expansion of the system and explains the reasons that Ohio was “the state most heavily traveled."

Date, Time & Location

Jun 01, 2023, 6:00 PM MDT

Collected Works Bookstore & Coffeehouse, 202 Galisteo St, Santa Fe, NM 87501, USA

About the Event

This will be an in-store presentation and live-streamed to Zoom. Register for Zoom here.

Copies of The Undeground Railroad in Ohio can be purchased from CW here or by calling the store (505) 988-4226.

Two “ daughters of the Ohio Valley” whose works have been inspired by their ancestors will share their stories and discuss the impact on their writings.

During a dark time in our history, thousands of freedom seekers traveled the Underground Railroad though Ohio. The Buckeye State hosted about half of all fugitive slave traffic of the antebellum era. A mix of Northern and Southern settlers in the state added drama to a struggle that led to major benefits for the state and the country. Unfortunately, this epic past was obscured by silence and secrecy and then distorted with misinformation and folklore—until now. Author and native Ohioan Kathy Schulz accurately details the development and workings of Ohio’s Underground Railroad with true stories of Addison White, John Parker and others.

About the Authors

Kathy Schulz is the former library director of Wittenberg University, where she also served as a reference librarian. Raised in NE Ohio, she has deep roots in the state and degrees from three of its universities. She lived at two major Underground Railroad junctions and wants Americans to know that the Underground Railroad was mostly in Ohio and mostly above ground—not in tunnels! Kathy holds a B.S. in Education from Ohio State, an M.L.S. from Kent State, and an M. Hum. from Wright State. She regards herself as a “soldier in the information revolution” from her library days, though she discovered fascinating information about anti-slavery activity the old-style way: from yellowed papers in library archives. Kathy and her husband currently live in Santa Fe NM, where she stays busy with friends, hobbies, and grandchildren.

Sallie Bingham

Sallie Bingham is an author, playwright, poet, teacher, feminist activist, and philanthropist. She is the author of fifteen books, including Treason: a Sallie Bingham Reader; Silver Swan: In Search of Doris Duke; The Blue Box: Three Lives in Letters; and Mending: New & Selected Short Stories. The latter collection won a Gold Medal in Fiction from Foreword Magazine in 2012 and she’s been included in both Best American Short Stories and The PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories. Bingham is founder of the Kentucky Foundation for Women, The Sallie Bingham Center for Women’s History at Duke University, publisher of The American Voice, from 1989 to 1998 and Book Editor at The Louisville Courier Journal from 1983-1989.

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