Underground & Overground Railroad Program At the County’s Lake Havasu City Library

Published by The Bee News

March 8, 2023

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An AZ Speaks Free Presentation Sponsored by AZ Humanities & Friends of LHC Library 


Mohave County, AZ (March 8, 2023) – The Lake Havasu City branch of the Mohave County Library hosts “The Underground and Overground Railroad” on Tuesday, March 14 at 10:30 AM in Community Rooms A/B. Dr. Tamika Sanders will be the presenter. Dr. Sanders has a PhD in Higher Education, a Master’s in Business Administration, and a BA in Communication. 

 Using storytelling, historical artifacts and songs, the presentation will depict the ingenuity and resiliency used by those involved in the Underground Railroad to help over 100,000 enslaved people escape to freedom between 1810 and 1850.  Time-wise, the presentation advances to the Jim Crow era and explores the Overground Railroad created by the Green Book, which helped foster a network of safe spaces that allowed Blacks to travel, live and work despite illegal and legally sanctioned discrimination through Jim Crow laws. 

 Dr. Sanders’ work revolves around bringing a diversity of real-world perspectives into programming initiatives and creating strategic community partnerships that can generate revenue and provide access to resources and opportunities for marginalized groups.  This program is made possible by a grant from Arizona Humanities and is sponsored by the Friends of the LHC Library. 

 Due to possible seating limitations, free tickets are now available at the library. Tickets will not be available on the day of the program. Ticket holders must be seated by 10:15 am on March 14. At that time, all empty seats will be given away. Saved seats will not be allowed.  Lost tickets cannot be replaced. This program is free and open to the public.

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