In his "Tracks To Freedom: Canada and the Underground Railroad", Lackner is walking through 400 years of history and is doing it by reporting to his home newspaper, the Ottawa Citizen http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/features/freedom/index.html by means of a daily blog, updated several times a day, at the stops he makes along the way. There are interactive maps of his journey, as well as biographies of key historical people, such as Frederick Douglass, John Brown, Sojourner Truth, and Harriet Beecher Stowe.
As well, there are videos, a photo album, and a slavery timeline - an interactive chronology of slavery in the United States from the 1600s to 1964, when Congress passed the Civil Rights Act.
As of the first of July—Canada's birthday—Lackner has reached the 100 mile mark in his journey. He was in Williamsburg, just outside of Cincinnati, and has encountered hot, humid weather along the way.
He writes in his blog that "the fatigue and oppressing heat has taken their toll" on his young body, but his spirit is still there as he walks toward the Northern Star, as Martin Luther King, Jr. called it.
You can follow him as he walks the Underground Railroad on the Internet. He can be reached through email at email@example.com.
Source Information: Genealogy Today, New Providence, NJ, USA: Genealogy Today LLC, 2006.
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