SALT One Session Course: The Underground Railroad in Chicago and Northeastern Illinois

In the decades before the Civil War, more than 3,000 fugitive slaves/freedom seekers traveled through the Chicago region on their way to freedom in Canada. Dr. Larry McClellan, Professor Emeritus of Sociology and Community Studies, introduces these journeys and the networks of support that evolved to become the Underground Railroad. He will be emphasizing journeys and sites in communities south and southwest of Chicago.

Cost: $15 for SALT Members; $25 for Non-Members

Registration: Email or phone 708.239.4798 by Oct. 20.

SALT, or Seasoned Adults Learning at Trinity, offers a wide variety of educational classes, local trips, book discussions  for those in the community 55 and over. The mission of the SALT program is to stimulate learning and discussion that will enrich lives, foster relationships, and strengthen the varied communities in which we live. To learn more about all that SALT has to offer, visit