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The College of Arts Sciences

Cornell students develop app showing known stops on Underground Railroad

By: Brittani Moncrease  ,  Spectrum NEWS Central New York
February 1, 2018

Professor Gerard  Aching was interviewed regarding The Africana Studies Coarse, ASRC 1996 :The Underground Railroad Seminar:

Students at Cornell University are using technology to teach people about Black History Month.

Last semester, students visited spots on the Underground Railroad as part of a class. And now they’ve taken what they learned and turned it into an app.

Students visited places such as the St. James AME Zion Church, one of the oldest AME churches that was frequently visited by Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass. Students also journeyed along the Cascadilla Gorge Trail to learn about the importance of traveling near water to get to freedom.

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