The Ottawa Rescue Case May 9

Follow Jim Gray, a runaway slave from Missouri, as he is arrested in southern Illinois and travels to Ottawa to stand trial. Learn how he later escapes with the help of anti-slavery Ottawa residents and travels on the Underground Railroad north up to Michigan and his final destination of Canada.

On Thursday, May 9 at 6:30 p.m. at the Princeton Public Library, author Heinz-Dietrich Suppan will discuss the journey detailed in his book The Ottawa Rescue Case which tells the story of a runaway slave’s trip to freedom. The book will be sold after his presentation

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