Escape to Freedom with Corbit-Calloway Memorial Libray

Wednesday, February 22, 2023 - 4:30pm

In celebration of Black History Month, the Historic Odessa Foundation invites the public to explore the local history of the Underground Railroad in Delaware.

This event, for students in grades three through twelve, will present readings of narratives describing the harrowing stories of enslaved people trying to make their way north to freedom. Students will then be escorted to the Corbit-Sharp House where they will follow in the footsteps of Sam, a fugitive slave who is given refuge in Odessa while being hunted by a posse of slave catchers coming from nearby Middletown and the Maryland plantation from which he escaped.

For more information and reservations, please visit: Corbit-Calloway Memorial Library.