How the Underground Railroad ran through Watertown


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We talk about the little known history of African Americans in the north country as we explore the Thomas Memorial African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Zion Church in Watertown, NY.

The local church congregation played an important role in the Underground Railroad pre-Civil War and continued to reach out and help lead the community throughout its history through several important figures. Finally, we talk about the church's near end and the man who helped save it.


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This episode is brought to you by the Jefferson County History Society at the Paddock Mansion.

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