Pulitzer Prize-winning Baltimore journalist and author Scott Shane recounts the life of abolitionist Thomas Smallwood (1801-1883), who bought his own freedom, helped hundreds of others escape slavery in Washington and Baltimore and named the underground railroad. Flee North also tells the story of the Baltimore slave trader Hope Slatter, who shipped hundreds of people south from the Inner Harbor, often separating them from their families forever.   Scott Shane will be joined in conversation by journalist Michael Fletcher.

About the Author: 

Scott Shane is a former reporter for the New York Times and Baltimore Sun.  He is the author of Objective Troy: A Terrorist, a President, and the Rise of the Drone and Dismantling Utopia: How Information Ended the Soviet Union.

About the Moderator: 

Michael Fletcher is a senior writer with ESPN’s enterprise/investigative team.  He formerly reported for ESPN’s The Undefeated and The Washington Post.  He is the co-author of Supreme Discomfort: The Divided Soul of Clarence Thomas.

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