Freeing Charles

Scott Christianson recalls the life of Charles Nalle, who was enslaved by the Hansbourough family of Virginia. Mr. Nalle escaped via the… read more

Scott Christianson recalls the life of Charles Nalle, who was enslaved by the Hansbourough family of Virginia. Mr. Nalle escaped via the Underground Railroad and was later captured in Troy, New York. Mr. Christianson recounts that Charles Nalle was forcibly freed by Harriet Tubman and a group of abolitionists on April 27, 1860; an armed battle between abolitionists and anti-abolitionists followed. Scott Christianson accompanied his discussion of his book with slides, including illustrations for the book by Mark Priest. He responded to questions from members of the audience at the Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy, New York. close

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Freeing Charles

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Program ID:
292446-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Troy, New York, United States
First Aired:
Mar 21, 2010 | 5:04am EDT | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Jun 01, 2010 | 2:35am EDT | C-SPAN 2

Airing Details

  • Mar 21, 2010 | 5:04am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 29, 2010 | 4:03am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 23, 2010 | 12:55am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 31, 2010 | 8:32am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 31, 2010 | 2:32pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 31, 2010 | 8:35pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jun 01, 2010 | 2:35am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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