Who's Who in the Program

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Gloria Still

Gloria Still is a descendant of William Still.  The Still family's story-teller, Gloria knows all there is to know about William, his brothers, and the Still family legacy. She married into the family 50 years ago. Gloria (in her 70s) and her brother-in-law are the keepers of the family history. Every year they hold a family reunion.

body_film-whoswho_URWS-3.jpg Rosemary Sadlier

Rosemary Sadlier is an author and President of the Ontario Black History Society.

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Spencer Crew is Professor of African American History at George Mason University, author, former director of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center and former director of the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of American History.

body_film-whoswho_URWS-4.jpg James Horton

James Horton is the Benjamin Banneker Professor of American Studies and History at George Washington University, author and Historian Emeritus of the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of American History. 

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Reverend Velma Maia Thomas is an Ordained Minister at the Church of the Black Madonna in Atlanta, author and former journalist.

body_film-whoswho_URWS-6.jpg Bryan Prince

Bryan Prince is an author, historian and descendant of fugitive slaves who settled in Buxton Ontario.

body_film-whoswho_URWS-8.jpg Fergus Bordewich

Fergus Bordewich is a journalist and author of several books including “ Bound for Canaan, The Story of the Underground Railroad.”

body_film-whoswho_URWS-9.jpg Sarah Ducksworth

Sarah Ducksworth is a Professor at Kean University, wrote the preface to William Still’s book when it was republished in 2005, research coordinator the Northeastern Pennsylvania Underground Railroad (UGRR) History project and descendant of slaves in Mississippi.

body_film-whoswho_URWS-7.jpg Karolyn Smardz Frost

Karolyn Smardz Frost is an author, professor of history at  York University and former director of the Ontario Historical Society.

The William Still Story

Underground Railroad

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(Courtesy University of Virginia)
The Auction Block


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(Courtesy Library of Congress)
The Underground Railroad


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(New York Public Library)
Whipping a slave