First Wednesdays

Free Public Talks at Libraries around Vermont

Reading the Rails: Artists Imagine the Underground Railroad

Although historians have illuminated much of the mystery of the Underground Railroad, Middlebury professor Will Nash explores how contemporary artists and commentators use romanticized versions of the story to map new “Underground Railroads” and reflect cultural moments.

This video was recorded at the First Congregational Church of Manchester on December 4, 2019.

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