Slave Haven Underground Railroad Museum

During the 19th century, Memphis was a hub for slave trading due to its location on the Mississippi River. While the river was used to ship slaves into the… read more

During the 19th century, Memphis was a hub for slave trading due to its location on the Mississippi River. While the river was used to ship slaves into the city, it was also used to help them escape to the north in search of freedom. Heritage Tours Director Elaine Turner toured the home of Jacob Burkle, one of the stops along the Underground Railroad.

C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2018 LCV Cities Tour” in Memphis, Tennessee, from September 15-21, 2018, to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Comcast cable local affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on Book TV on C-SPAN2. close

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Location:
Memphis, Tennessee, United States
First Aired:
Nov 17, 2018 | 7:45pm EST | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
Nov 19, 2018 | 4:36am EST | C-SPAN 3

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  • Nov 17, 2018 | 7:45pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Nov 18, 2018 | 2:36pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Nov 18, 2018 | 5:44pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Nov 18, 2018 | 10:40pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Nov 19, 2018 | 4:36am EST | C-SPAN 3
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