Willits Book Trust presents Books to the Harriet Tubman National Historical Park and the NPS Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Program

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On June 15, 2016, Lisa S. Garrison presented a copy of William Still’s seminal work, The Underground Railroad to the library of the new Visitor Center of the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historical Park, on behalf of the Willits Book Trust of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting. The book, based on Still’s journals and published in 1872, details ways in which …

Catherine Bache is honored by Philadelphia Yearly Meeting’s Willits Book Trust

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Catherine Bache, a high school senior and member of the Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana, developed “Faces of Freedom: Preserving Underground Railroad Stories, Preventing Human Trafficking” an interactive program that reveals an important yet often stereotyped aspect of our nation’s history, the Underground Railroad. Program participants journey through the event as free blacks with freedom papers and return to the south …

The Willits Book Trust of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting Honors the Mitchelville Preservation Project

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Joyce Wright of the Mitchelville Preservation Project was presented with a copy of William Still’s The Underground Railroad by Lisa S. Garrison of the Willits Book Trust of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting at the Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Annual Conference held in Hilton Head South Carolina, on June 15, 2016. Before the Emancipation Proclamation was issued, free Black people of …

The Black Law Student Association at Regent University Receives a Book from the Willits Book Trust of PYM

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On June 15, 2016, the Willits Book Trust Committee of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting presented a copy of William Still’s seminal work, The Underground Railroad, to Gloria Ann Whittico, Associate Professor of Regent University School of Law in Virginia Beach, VA and faculty advisor to the Regent Chapter of the Black Law Student Association (BLSA).  Regent University, founded by Dr. M. …