Researchers Seek Artifacts Of Underground Railroad At Ithaca Church

By: Isabella Cavallo,  WSKG
October 15, 2021

'Without many artifacts or a specific archaeological path, oral histories and legends have filled in the gaps of the Underground Railroad’s history. The archaeological dig gives the church the opportunity to find artifacts to support the oral histories.

'It’s not to say one is better than the other, but they give us a more comprehensive view,” said Gerard Aching, professor of Africana studies and director of the Underground Railroad Research project at Cornell. “Not only of what happens, but also the aspirations of that community.'”

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Professor Gerard Aching