Author and storyteller Jim Duffy will share true-life tales of “Underground Railroad Journeys” during a presentation and discussion at the Frankford (Del.) Public Library at 11am on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2024.
Duffy is the author of “Tubman Travels: 32 Underground Railroad Journeys on Delmarva” as well as four other books devoted to travel, history, and culture on the Delmarva Peninsula. He is a frequent guest on WBOC-TV’s “DelmarvaLife,” telling Throwback Thursday tales from days gone by. He is also the man behind the curtain at Secrets of the Eastern Shore, a website and social media platform that helps people cherish and explore the Delmarva Peninsula.
In the “Underground Railroads Journeys” talk, Duffy will share keystone stories of enslaved people who made their way through Delaware and Maryland’s Eastern Shore on the way to freedom during slavery times. He will also discuss the life lessons he learned and key discoveries he made while researching and writing the “Tubman Travels” book.
The presentation will touch on the region’s most famous champions of freedom, Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass, as well as a number of other, lesser-known heroes who worked to help people find freedom along the area’s Underground Railroad.
The event begins at 11am. There is no admission fee. Duffy will be available to sign books and chat with attendees after the talk. He will have books will be available for purchase as well.
The library is located at 8 Main Street in Frankford. For further information, call the library at 302.732.9351 or visit frankford.lib.de.us/. You can also visit SecretsoftheEasternShore.com or email Jim Duffy at SecretsoftheEasternShore@gmail.com.