Richard Bell: The Reverse Underground Railroad – Slavery and Kidnapping in Pre-Civil War America

Bell will discuss his new book, Stolen, a gripping and true story about five boys who were kidnapped in the North and smuggled into slavery in the Deep South—and their daring attempt to escape and bring their captors to justice.

Richard Bell is an Associate Professor of History at the University of Maryland, College Park.


This Social Sciences Forum lecture is the Low Lecture. Admission is free and a reception and book signing will follow the talk.


Sponsored by the Department of History.


UMBC is committed to creating an accessible and inclusive environment for all faculty, staff, students, and visitors. If you would like to request accommodations (e.g., ASL interpreters, captioning, wheelchair access, etc.) for this event due to a disability, please notify us at least two weeks prior to the event. Requests received after that time cannot be guaranteed, but we will do our best to make arrangements for program access. Please contact us at socialscience@umbc.edu with your specific request and be sure to include the event title, date, and time.

Photo credit: Thai Nguyen

Start Date: Wednesday, April 29, 2020
Start Time: 4:00 pm

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Department Represented: Social Sciences Forum – Low Lecture

Venue Name: Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

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