Underground Railroad Program at Ellington Library

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Ellington Farman Library

Ellington Farman Library will be presenting a program on The Underground Railroad on Thursday, June 29th from 5 to 7:00 p.m. in their Community Room. Della Moore, director and one of the founders of the African American Center for Cultural Development in Olean, NY, will be the main speaker and her presentation will include a broad view of the history of the Underground Railroad as well as a focus on local history and heroes.

Moore comes well qualified, having earned a Bachelor’s Degree in American History from St. Bonaventure University and a Master’s Degree in African American History from Philadelphia’s Temple University. She has taught in the University of Kankan in West Africa and lectured on many aspects of Black History in Upstate New York as well as the University of Pittsburgh. Ms. Moore is an active member of the Board of Directors of Rebuilding Together, the Greater Olean Council of Churches and the Historians Advisory Committee for Cattaraugus County Department of Planning and Tourism. “I love history. I love researching history, writing about it and talking about it. African American history is my passion. The Underground Railroad is fascinating to me. I am still learning about the role our area played in that moment of world history. I will be speaking about some of that history, which took place in Jamestown and local areas around Chautauqua. I will also have a list of books and references to share with the audience.”

This is a free event open to all ages but seating is limited so plan to come early. Located at 760 Thornton Road in Ellington, the Ellington Farman Library is open Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 10am to 1pm. You may call 716-287-2945 for information on this and many more programs we have available.