Zoom Program: City BBQ Food for Thought Series – Myths vs. Reality: The History of the Enslavement and the Underground Railroad in Northern Kentucky

Tuesday, March 16, 2021
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The City Barbeque Food for Thought Series is returning for the eighth year, bringing great informative and fantastic talks to our Cold Spring Branch via Zoom.  Those that attend will have a chance at winning a City Barbeque Gift Card.

Myths vs Reality: The History of the Enslavement and the Underground Railroad in Northern Kentucky with Dr. Eric Jackson

Dr. Eric Jackson will explore the facts surrounding how legend, mythology, and invention affected enslavement and the Underground Railroad in Northern Kentucky and the surrounding regions.

With almost twenty-five years of academic experience at the university level, Dr. Jackson teaches in the fields of American and African American History/Studies, Race Relations, and Peace Studies. He has over fifty publications, including in journals such as Africology: The Journal of Pan African Studies, the Journal of African American History, and the International Journal of World Peace. Dr. Jackson recently received two awards for his community outreach work: the Goodwill Ambassador for the Golden Rule Award (2016) and the Second International World Civility Award from IChange Nations (2017).

This is a live program that will be conducted via Zoom, a free online video conferencing platform. Registration is required. On the day of the program, we will email you with the link to join the live program. You are not required to have a Zoom account . If you would like to create a free account though, you may do so at https://zoom.us/signup.

If you have any questions, contact Clara at cgerner@cc-pl.org

Thanks to our Sponsor Highland Heights City Barbeque who generously provided gift cards and Campbell Media for filming the talks

City Barbeque is serious about supporting our community teammates and neighbors; giving back to local charities and non-profits; and celebrating life’s happy moments in a fun, family-friendly environment.  The Campbell County Public Library is thankful for our partnership these past eight years!

Campbell Media is a service of the Campbell County Cable Board. The Cable Board was created by an Interlocal Agreement among the Campbell County Fiscal Court and 12 local cities within the County. The member cities are: Highland Heights, Alexandria, Bellevue, Southgate, Wilder, Silver Grove, Melbourne, Crestview, Woodlawn, California, Mentor and Fiscal Court serving the unincorporated county. The Cable Board administers the cable television franchise agreement with Spectrum and Cincinnati Bell Extended Territories.


Age Range:   18+

Cold Spring Branch