The deep woods around Hopewell Furnace harbored many fugitive slaves. Immerse in the sounds of the era with talented historian, Joe Becton, who will weave stories about the Underground Railroad with a special emphasis on the music of the period. Mr. Becton, a retired Park Ranger, continues to relate history to delighted audiences as a tour guide, musician and lecturer.
This Black History Month Program “Music of the Underground Railroad” is a one hour interpretive and interactive program on the music associated with the Underground Railroad and America’s attempt to define freedom. Mr. Becton will be dressed in period garb and play guitar and harmonica. He will play and sing 19th Century freedom and popular songs, from “Oh Freedom” to “The Colored Soldier”. Group participation is highly encouraged.