In Focus: The Underground Railroad's Greatest Depot

By David Schonauer   Friday March 15, 2019

Central New York state played a major role in the Underground Railroad — the network of safe houses and routes that aided escaped slaves flee to freedom in northern states and Canada, notes National Geographic. Photographer Nicola Lo Calzo explores the city of Syracuse, which according to one historian became the “great central depot” of the Underground Railroad due “to the intellectual and religious changes sweeping through what was then a system of villages until the city was incorporated in 1848.” 

Read the whole story at NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC.


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