The Trailblazing Women Speaker Series Presents
THE EXTRAORDINARY HARRIET TUBMAN
From Slavery to Freedom and Beyond, Presented by Dr. Judith Wellman.
You are invited to join us on THURSDAY, APRIL 27th 2017 at 6:00PM, at the Niagara Falls Amtrak Station and the U.S. Customs House – future home of the Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center, 825 Depot Ave W, Niagara Falls, NY. This program is free and open to the public.
Working to discover extraordinary people and places in time, Judith Wellman specializes in finding historic sites in New York State relating to the ideal of equal rights for all people, with a special focus on the Underground Railroad, women’s rights, and African American history. Judith has been instrumental in researching Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad in Niagara Falls. She is Professor Emerita at the State University of New York at Oswego and Principal Investigator, Historical New York Research Associates.
Working to discover extraordinary people and places in time, Judith Wellman specializes in finding historic sites in New York State relating to the ideal of equal rights for all.
Proudly supported by:
The Association for a Buffalo Presidential Center - Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Area - Niagara Falls National Heritage Area - The Buffalo History Museum - The Erie County Commission on the Status of Women - AAUW—Buffalo Branch - Friends of Women’s Rights National Historic Park - Buffalo/Niagara Chapter, FWRNHP - Zonta Club of Buffalo - League of Women Voters Buffalo/Niagara - WomenElect - Daemen College Women’s Studies Program
The flow of water was stopped completely over both falls on March 29th 1848 due to an ice jam in the upper river for several hours. This is the only known time to have occurred. The Falls did not actually freeze over, but the flow was stopped to the point where people actually walked out and recovered artifacts from the riverbed!