Dr. Michael Pierce, associate professor of history at the University of Arkansas, will present "Nelson Hackett’s Escape from Fayetteville and Slavery," in a Zoom program hosted by the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History, Wednesday, February 17, at noon. In 1841, Nelson Hackett fled Arkansas and slavery, setting off an international dispute that helped ensure that Canada remained a haven for those fleeing slavery in the United States. Dr. Pierce will focus on Hackett’s flight to Canada, abolitionist efforts to prevent his extradition back to Arkansas, and the diplomatic crisis that his return provoked.
Space for the Zoom program is limited; registration is required. To register or for more information, visit the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History's events page at shilohmuseum.org or call 750-8165.