Underground Railroad site in Paterson officially recognized by National Park Service

By Kemberly Richardson PATERSON, New Jersey (WABC) -- An Underground Railroad site in Paterson has been officially recognized by the National Parks Service National Underground Network to Freedom. "You talk to a lot of historians and a lot of people will tell you, I've never heard of that story," public historian Jimmy Richardson said. It's

Paterson Underground Railroad site gets a prestigious recognition from the Park Service

by Jim Beckerman No one proclaimed — back in the 1850s — that a certain house and factory at Bridge Street and Broadway in Paterson was an Underground Railroad stop. You had to know. Now, it's being proclaimed. On Wednesday, May 4, at 11 a.m., Mayor Andre Sayegh, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr., D-Paterson, and

Black History Month: Historian Pushing Hard To Get Paterson, N.J. Underground Railroad Stop Officially Recognized

By CBSNewYork Team PATERSON, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — February is Black History Month, and part of that history comes to us from New Jersey’s third-largest city, via the Underground Railroad. CBS2’s Nick Caloway has more on a historian trying to preserve memories of the past. “There are 60 Underground Railroad sites in the state of New

Paterson Recognizes Amistad Day, City’s Role in Plight of Escaped Slaves

By ED RUMLEY PATERSON, NJ - The City of Paterson became the first municipality in New Jersey to proclaim February 28, recognized already as Amistad Day, an annual and official observance. The event, held at Paterson’s Huntoon-VanRensalier Monument which honors Paterson’s place in the Underground Railroad, a passageway for slaves attempting to escape from bondage,

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