Online & Virtual Events

Charlie Garlick and the Underground Railroad

Feb 4, 2021 - Feb 4, 2021
Virtual Event
Thursday, February 4, 2021
Free for students & teachers | Please register online


Join the History Center’s educators to discuss important moments in African American history in Western Pennsylvania. Each live program will dive deeply into specific stories of Black history in the Pittsburgh area, highlighting key people, places, and events in a 45-minute webinar format. Students can interact with our educators in the Q&A and chat and will be able to complete Kahoot quizzes after the presentations. Winners of the Kahoot quizzes will be announced to teachers via email.


Trace the journey of Charlie Garlick from a plantation in West Virginia to freedom in Ohio, passing through Western Pennsylvania on his way and getting help from local abolitionists on the Underground Railroad. This program uses Garlick’s own writings and a map of his journey to highlight key parts of his story and focuses on the Pittsburgh area’s abolitionist past and Underground Railroad activity.


This school program is free for both teachers and students.

Today’s program will be split into a morning and afternoon session by grade level.

10 a.m. – Students in grades 3 – 6
2 p.m. – Students in grades 7 – 12

Teachers, please register yourself and your students online. Register now.

Space is limited. If the program is full, please note that a recording of each program will be available the Monday after the program on our YouTube channel.

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