Cyril Ackerman

Cyril Ackerman

This is the second of three-part series investigating slavery and the local Underground Railroad.

In Part I, we looked at the background of slavery and the rules that governed it. We can now consider the plight of slaves (fugitives) wanting to escape through Pennsylvania to “freedom” in northern states through the covert system referred to as the Underground Railroad.

Cyril Ackerman is secretary of the Cumberland Township Historical Society.

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