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Using the Library during COVID-19

During the pandemic, many of our services are being offered in new ways. To find the latest information on course reserves, book returns, 24/7 online help, and more, visit our COVID-19 portal, which provides more up-to-date information than the text below.

Underground Railroad

Tells the story of the struggle to break the bonds of slavery in the American South: a story of secret codes, hidden way-stations and clandenstine "conductors." A story not of a railway, but of a loosely organized network of runaway slaves, freed blacks and anti-slavery whites, all willing to risk their lives in the name of liberty. Presenting dramatic re-creations of escapes, this documentary also chronicles the achievements of abolitionist figures Frederick Douglass, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Harriet Tubman and William Lloyd Garrison. c1999. 100 min.