Recent Research on the Underground Railroad in Iowa

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Douglas W. Jones will give an overview of the results from the Iowa Freedom Trail Grant Project and discuss a recently published book from the University of Iowa Press entitled, “Necessary Courage: Iowa’s Underground Railroad in the Struggle against Slavery” by Lowell J. Soike, who served as the initial Iowa Freedom Trail Grant Project Manager. Jones is an archaeologist with SHSI’s State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO). He served as the project manager of the Iowa Freedom Trail Project 2011-2013.