The Railroad to Freedom

Did you know that Pleasantville was once a stop along the Underground Railroad? On April 2, five historians will discuss new discoveries and present photos and findings.

Yes, that’s right. The historic Underground Railroad that helped fugitives from enslavement find their way to freedom in Canada did go right through Pleasantville. On Monday, April 2, join five local historians as they discuss their findings and give a presentation with portraits and photographs from 3:35 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in Butcher Suite on the PLV Campus.

Panelists include:

Carsten Johnson, Curator of the Historical Collection of the Village of Pleasantville
Patrick Raftery, Head Librarian, Westchester County Historical Society
Bert Ruiz, Author, Dyson Distinguished Alumnus 2005, and Trustee of the Westchester County Historical Society
Dorothee von Huene Greenberg,  PhD, Professor of English, Pace University
Phebe Washburn, of the Friends Meeting in Chappaqua

Cornell Craig, director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs and Diversity programs, will moderate the discussion.