ECHO Greenfield (Exploring and Creating Histories Ourselves) and Joan Featherman will lead a program Saturday about Greenfield’s involvement in the Underground Railroad and other anti-slavery activity during the 1800s.
The program, called “The Road to Freedom: Greenfield and the Underground Railroad,” will be held from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at The LAVA Center, 324 Main St., Greenfield and on Zoom.
According to a LAVA Center press release, the grant partners — Greenfield Human Rights Commission, Greenfield Historical Commission and the Pioneer Valley Institute of Greenfield Community College — sponsored 10 public events and presentations, in collaboration with local historians, educators and human rights activists. This workshop will describe the creative, multi-disciplinary approaches used to make this history accessible to audiences diverse in age and background, including research of original source materials, interactive performances and the arts such as visual art, music and textiles as well as a walking tour of local Underground Railroad and anti-slavery sites.
This workshop will be simulcast at The LAVA Center and on Zoom. Register for the Zoom meeting at bit.ly/3EEIslz.
ECHO Greenfield is funded in part by Mass Humanities, which receives support from the Massachusetts Cultural Council and is an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. More information is available at echogreenfield.org.