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Flaming Chalice

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[The Underground Railroad]

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June 17, 2018
How the Underground Railroad Changed America
Evelyn Millstein

In honor of Juneteenth, Evelyn Millstein will speak on The Underground Railroad as one of the most remarkable movements in American history. It was the first and only bi-racial movement led by African Americans. It was also the greatest mass civil disobedience movement America ever experienced. It began with the passage of the U.S. Constitution in 1778 and continued non-stop for over 80 years until 1861, when the Civil War began; the Underground Railroad in the South became a military branch of the Union army and thus helped end slavery. Millstein will offer her books for sale after the service.

Evelyn Millstein is a librarian with two masters degrees, one in Library Science and one in Health Care Delivery Systems. She has studied African American history for 70 years. The Underground Railroad: A Movement That Changed America is her first published book. After retirement Millstein embarked on a second career as a part- time librarian in Michigan’s Eastpointe Memorial Library, and she sought to rectify the lack of attention to African American history aside from Black History Month by studying the impact of thousands of slaves who fled the South, The Underground Railroad: was written since 2012 as a labor of love by a woman who has dedicated her life to promoting the truth that African American history is an essential part of American history.
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