Thompson to speak at Forks of Road program

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, October 23, 2001

Tuesday, October 23, 2001

The Natchez Democrat

NATCHEZ – U.S. Rep. Bennie G. Thompson will be the guest speaker

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Nov. 3 at the Third Annual Runaway Freedom Summer of 1863 program.

The program will take place at 9:30 a.m. at the intersection

of Liberty Road and St. Catherine Street.

The ceremony is being held to call attention to those who were

enslaved in Mississippi and Louisiana, especially those sold at

the Forks of the Road site at Liberty Road and St. Catherine Street.

The event is being sponsored by the Southwest Mississippi/Louisiana

Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Association, which is

based in Natchez.