The Underground Railroad

Black History and a Re-Creation
Posted on 02/25/2021
Image of Underground Railroad app(courtesy Fox 8 News)

A group of students in the Akron area with the LeBron James Family Foundation’s 330 Ambassadors are walking the paths of escaped slaves on their journey to freedom to honor Black History Month.

“I live somewhere historic where history was made and is still being made today,” said Nya Booker, a senior at Firestone High School, of the pride she feels in her community.

“We researched different Underground Railroad spots here in Akron,” she said of the project.

Through Northeast Ohio-based app outRise, she and about a dozen other students curated seven sites in Summit and Stark counties. Read more here >>.
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