Illinois Underground Railroad
Illinois Underground Railroad

In Northeastern Illinois and Chicago -- my work

My presentations and publications include:                                                                              

"Will County and the Underground Railroad,"  the 2007 Fall quarterly of the Will County Historical Society.    An expanded version of this was published in February, 2011 as:  "Freedom Seekers and the Underground Railroad in Will County, Illinois."  [These are available through the Society in Lockport, Illinois.]


Papers and presentations at the annual symposium of the Illinois State Historical Society:   

2006 -- "The UGRR South of Chicago"

2007 -- "Chicago and the UGRR"                                                                   

2010 -- "Freedom Seekers in Illinois"                                                                            

July, 2010 -- presented “Freedom Seekers in Illinois” at the annual   

      National Park Service Network to Freedom conference in 


July, 2014 -- presented "Women Freedom Seekers and Chicago"  at the    

       annual National Park Service Network to Freedom conference in  



For my suggestions on the most important UGRR sites to be recognized and added to the Network to Freedom historic site listings with the National Park Service,  go to the "Top 7 Needed UGRR Sites"