MARQUETTE – Northern Michigan University will host an African American heritage reflection dinner at 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, in the Great Lakes rooms. Anthony Cohen, a historian who has explored the site of the Underground Railroad, will deliver the keynote speech.
In 1996, Cohen embarked on a two-month long journey to explore the Underground Railroad, the secret network that thousands of slaves traveled through to attain their freedom. He began at Sandy Spring, Md., and walked the 1,200 mile route to Amherstburg, Ontario, Canada. Since then, he has walked the route twice more, and is featured in the documentary The Underground Railroad: A Personal Journey. Cohen has shared his experiences in lectures across the country.
This free event is open to the general public. For more information, contact the diversity student services department at 227-1695.