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Last updated August 5, 2012

Searching for the Underground Railroad

Help me complete my journey to find the truth about the Underground Railroad

Searching for the Underground Railroad

Help me complete my journey to find the truth about the Underground Railroad

$155
pledged of $25,000pledged of $25,000 goal
7
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, August 5 2012 3:59 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated August 5, 2012

About

I have two projects in mind:

1. The study of the early accounts, which is primary interest.  This will involve more research, in addition to writing the book.  I have written one lengthy scholarly article that likely  will be the basis for one of the chapters in my book; it's referenced in the video and is available for download on my website, and I've linked it above. The completion of this project could take as long as two years, or even longer.

2, The update and expansion of my book, The Underground Railroad Conductor.  I expect to complete this new edition by the end of the year, if I get funding.  Donors would have a choice of which book they would like to receive, but obviously would need to wait much longer for the first book -- those who contribute $50 or more get a DVD and a book that's completed as a result of the funding.

The process of writing and research is very meticulous and time-consuming.  Since I have limited income and little wealth, I need to work an online job and look for freelance writing opportunities to make ends meet.  The grant would free me up to devote time to these projects.

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    All donors will receive a PDF copy or a Mobi (Kindle version) of my first Underground Railroad book, The Underground Railroad Conductor, which directs readers to legendary sites in the eastern New York region.

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    Donors who contribute $25 or more will receive a DVD or digital version of my multimedia presentation, “Destinations Along the Underground Railroad” – an excellent travelogue for showing at historical societies, libraries, or classroom settings

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    Donors contributing $50 or more will receive the DVD and a free copy of the book produced as a result of the project (estimated delivery sometime in 2014)

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    Donors / organizations that contribute $1500 or more will receive a personal presentation by me to be scheduled at our mutual convenience. This award will cover all my travel and lodging expenses

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