Illinois’ secret history of slavery

Backstory with Larry Potash

Ilinois was a free state before the Civil War. But one man found a loophole, and he used it to create a reverse underground railroad, kidnapping freed slaves and selling them back to people in slave states.

Meet the author who wants the world to know about it. 

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