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House of Representatives
Session of 2021 - 2022 Regular Session


Posted: August 27, 2021 09:09 AM
From: Representative Christina D. Sappey
To: All House members
Subject: International Underground Railroad Month – September 2021
Pennsylvania played a pivotal role in the movement of enslaved peoples to freedom during the 19th century via the Underground Railroad.  Countless safe houses, hiding places, and escape routes crisscrossed the state and Pennsylvanians, some acting as “stationmasters,” risked their own freedom to help others escape bondage.  We must continue to recognize the importance of the Underground Railroad and the role that our state and its citizens played.
For this reason, I plan to introduce a concurrent resolution designating September 2021 as “International Underground Railroad Month” in Pennsylvania.  This designation will help to honor this state and its people as well as all those who have fought and continue to fight for their freedom.
Please join me in co-sponsoring this resolution and help to honor all those who have taken such great risks for freedom. Your consideration is greatly appreciated

Introduced as HR135