Robinson Discusses Underground Railroad on St. Louis Public Radio and Fox2 Now

Published on 30 March 2020

Eric Robinson, MFA, assistant professor of history at St. Louis College of Pharmacy, recently completed a local media tour to discuss the history of the Underground Railroad, particularly in the St. Louis metro east area.

Robinson was recently interviewed on KTVI Fox 2 and on St. Louis Public Radio's "St. Louis on the Air" program about the Underground Railroad tours he is guiding monthly from Feb. 29 through October.

Robinson's tours are focused on the Underground Railroad of the 1850s, which included churches and homes as places of refuge for escaped slaves making their way to Canada.

The shuttle tours will stop at sites in Alton and Godfrey, Illinois.

Watch Robinson’s interview with Fox2 Now here.

Listen to the episode of “St. Louis on the Air” here.

Read an extended article published by St. Louis Public Radio which also features Robinson here.

The general public's interest in the Underground Railroad has attracted many middle school groups to his tours, which have become one of the many important initiatives led by historians across the country to keep the history and memory of the Underground Railroad alive for future generations.

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