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Offline sbthomas

In the News
« on: July 11, 2004, 02:44:21 pm »
Greetings,

Please reply with links to news stories about this project and related events.  I have now been interviewed by our local Pittsburgh Post Gazette and a bicycle trade magazine.  Additionally, it was reported that Oprah Winfrey donated One Million dollars to the Underground Railroad museum in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Stephen
www.cmh.pitt.edu


"Be the change you seek in the world", Stephen

Offline sbthomas

In the News
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2004, 02:46:59 pm »
U. of Pittsburgh's center plans historical bicycle course
Friday, July 02, 2004
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
The University of Pittsburgh's Center for Minority Health will help a national group create a bicycle route that commemorates the Underground Railroad. Click below for full story

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/04184/340775.stm

"Be the change you seek in the world", Stephen

Offline sbthomas

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« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2004, 02:50:06 pm »
Center for Minority Health to Help Create Underground Railroad Bicycle Route
July 6, 2004 Issue
By Alan Aldinger

Pitt’s Center for Minority Health (CMH) in the Graduate School of Public Health (GSPH) has signed a memorandum of understanding with Adventure Cycling Association, the nation’s largest recreational cycling association, to create a bicycle route tracing the Underground Railroad—the network of trails and safe houses that enslaved African Americans once followed to reach freedom in the northern states and Canada.

CLICK BELOW FOR FULL STORY
http://www.umc.pitt.edu/media/pcc/CMH_undrgrndrlroad_bike.html

Stephen
www.cmh.pitt.edu


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Offline sbthomas

In the News
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2004, 02:52:08 pm »
THE UNIVERSITY TIMES

New underground railroad bike trail planned
 
The Center for Minority Health (CMH) at the Graduate School of Public Health has signed a memorandum of understanding with Adventure Cycling Association, a bike-touring organization, to create an Underground Railroad bicycle route.

CLICK BELOW FOR FULL STORY
http://www.umc.pitt.edu:591/u/FMPro?-db=ustory&-lay=a&-format=d.html&storyid=2148&-Find

 


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Offline sbthomas

In the News
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2004, 02:55:13 pm »
Oprah Winfrey gives $1 million to Underground Railroad museum

Oprah Winfrey has given $1 million to the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center and is narrator of an educational film for the museum, its administrators said.
CLICK BELOW FOR FULL STORY

http://famulus.msnbc.com/famulusgen/ap07-09-074602.asp?t=apent&vts=7920040824


This message was edited by sbthomas on 7-11-04 @ 11:00 AM
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Offline sbthomas

In the News
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2004, 12:03:46 pm »
Underground Railroad Freedom Center looks back at network that saved slaves
Wednesday, August 18, 2004

By Monica Haynes, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
CINCINNATI -- Like the history of slavery itself, the recently opened Underground Railroad Freedom Center on the banks of the Ohio River in Cincinnati is a lot to take in.

CLICK BELOW FOR FULL STORY
http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/04231/363218.stm

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Offline sbthomas

In the News
« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2004, 11:26:46 pm »
The New Pittsburgh Courier
CMH joins cycling group to create underground railroad route

The University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Minority Health at the Graduate School of Public Health has signed a memorandum of understanding with Adventure Cycling Association, the nation’s premier bike-touring organization, to create an Underground Railroad bicycle route.
click below for full story
http://www.newpittsburghcourier.com/index.php?article=5747


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Offline pittfan

In the News
« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2004, 11:18:19 pm »
That news story makes it sound like the new museum is pretty inspiring.  It seems like a natural destination for the bike route to go through.  It's also nice that the focus is on freedom, instead of purely the tragedies of slavery.


Offline sbthomas

In the News
« Reply #8 on: August 20, 2004, 01:50:59 am »
Dear Pittfan,

I agree with your assessment.  The museum is located right on the river between to two pro stadiums. You should know that the creation of the museum and the location come with some tension in the community.  The problems have their origins in the race riot that took place in Cinn about four years ago. SEE DETAILS BELOW:
Cincinnati: 2001 Year of Unrest
http://www.enquirer.com/unrest2001/

Stephen

"Be the change you seek in the world", Stephen

Offline sbthomas

In the News
« Reply #9 on: August 20, 2004, 11:13:25 am »
THE CITY PAPER PITTSBURGH
News Briefs ARCHIVES
8/5/2004

Overground Bikeroad
Slavery’s escape route may have second, utterly modern role

Writer: LAUREN DONALDSON

“Why would we think that cycling has somehow escaped the racism that has affected other parts of our society?” says Dr. Steven B. Thomas, director of the University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Minority Health. “We want to get African Americans linked to cycling by showing them their history in it.”
CLICK BELOW FOR FULL STORY...SEARCH ON TITLE...
http://www.pghcitypaper.com/


 


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Offline Pittsbarb

In the News
« Reply #10 on: October 07, 2004, 01:53:22 pm »
Check out this piece in the Pittburgh Post-Gazette which identifies another link from our city to abolitionist efforts through the life of George Boyer Vashon.  Stephen spoke at this conference last week of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History.  
http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/04274/387881.stm  


Offline sbthomas

In the News
« Reply #11 on: February 06, 2005, 06:17:04 pm »
Greetings,

I wanted to provide a link to one of the important national organizations interested in our work on the underground rail road bike route.

The Association for the Study of African American Life and History
http://www.asalh.com/main_pages/mission.htm

Stephen

"Be the change you seek in the world", Stephen
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Offline sbthomas

In the News
« Reply #12 on: June 23, 2005, 07:09:38 pm »
Tiny Warren County town celebrates its abolitionist past
Sugar Grove hosted 1854 convention
Friday, June 17, 2005

By Monica L. Haynes, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

One hundred fifty-one years ago, a group of abolitionists, including the renowned Frederick Douglass, held an antislavery convention in the tiny Pennsylvania town of Sugar Grove on the New York border.
This weekend, the residents of the Warren County town, a number of them descendants of the local abolitionists who met there in 1854, will celebrate that gathering with the second annual Sugar Grove Underground Railroad Convention

CLICK BELOW FOR FULL STORY
http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/05168/523167.stm

ALSO SEE LINKS BELOW:
http://www.kinzua.net/~sugargrove/home.htm

http://www.kinzua.net/~sugargrove/conference.htm



"Be the change you seek in the world", Stephen
"Be the change you seek in the world", Stephen

Offline mbrowne

In the News
« Reply #13 on: November 13, 2005, 07:00:41 pm »
Here is some good publicity from a famous cyclist.

> From: Race170@aol.com
> Subject: [ACA]  Pittsburgh cycling scene
> Date: Thu, 10 Nov 2005 21:50:09 -0500
 
> Barbara Howe thinks we got a good thing going on...
>  
http://www.cyclingnews.com/riders/2005/diaries/barbarella/?id=barbarella0506
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Offline jkhunka

In the News
« Reply #14 on: January 05, 2006, 08:02:22 pm »
Lorain's Underground Railroad Heritage to Be Marked
Thursday, January 5, 2006

By Dale W. Hlaves, Lorain Morning Journal

LORAIN -- It was a simple matter of geography.

Sylvia DuVall knew that in order for slaves to get from Oberlin to Canada in the 1800s, they would most likely have had to come to Lorain.

CLICK BELOW FOR FULL STORY
http://www.zwire.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=15874633&BRD=1699&PAG=461&dept_id=46371&rfi=6

John Hunka
Philadelphia, PA
John Hunka
Manhattan