#1359: "Go South To Freedom"

Oct 6, 2016

Credit New South Books

It’s well known that in the early 1800’s, slaves who escaped captivity used a loosely knit group of safe houses called the Underground Railroad to find safety and freedom in the North. But some found themselves finding freedom in the other direction.

Today on the Best of Our Knowledge, we’ll talk to the author of a book for grade schoolers taken from a family’s oral history called Go South for Freedom.

We’ll also learn about efforts to save traditional languages from dying around the country and the world…and spend an academic looking for the writing on the wall.