"Sarah Johnson, Runaway Slave" Presentation at Leon Historical Society

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Event Date(s): Sat, 06/22/2019 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm
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Sarah Johnson presentation at the Leon Historical Society

Join the Leon Historical Society as they present the life of Sarah Johnson, a Runaway Slave who found her home in Olean NY.  The presentation will be given by Della Moore, Director of the African American Center for Cultural Development.  The presentation will be at the historic 1836 Chruch of Leon on the corners of Rt. 62 and Cherry Creek/Leon Hill Rd. 

At the age of 13, Sarah Johnson, a Maryland slave, took the dangerous Underground Railroad to Olean, NY.  There she was taken in by a local doctor who trained her to become a midwife.  "Aunt Sarah" became a prominent, well respected citizen of Olean.  So much so that, in 1850, she was the first African American woman deeded property in Olean.  Listen as Della tells the remarkable story of this women and her contributions. 

There is a $5 suggested donation.  For directions or more information, please email tnelsonscherman [at] gmail [dot] com

For more information on this event please visit https://www.facebook.com/Leon-Historical-Society-197130763730122

This event will be held at:

Leon's 1836 Church
Rt. 62 Cherry Creek - Leon Hill Rd.
Leon , NY 14726
United States
Phone: 716-296-5709
42° 15' 3.87" N, 79° 2' 16.26" W
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