“True North: Tice’s Story,” by Mark Alan Leslie Submitted photo

Christian history author Mark Alan Leslie will give a presentation on the Underground Railroad at 2 p.m. on Monday, April 1, presented by The Auburn Art Club at the United Methodist Church in Auburn.

Mark Alan Leslie Submitted photo

Leslie wrote in a recent press release, “Mainers were crucial  to helping runaway slaves escape to Canada in the 1800’s, defying federal Fugitive Slave Act as they operated as ‘station managers,’ ‘conductors’ and ‘financieers’ in the famous Underground Railroad. Among those who put themselves and their fortunes at risk were a number of Androscoggin County families.”

Leslie has written 13 books, including “True North: Tice’s Story” about one slave’s escape over the Underground Railroad, which was named a Publishers Weekly Featured Book.

The Auburn Art Club invites the public to hear the author weave the tale of the brave families who housed and fed slaves in hidden rooms, attics, and elsewhere helping them on their way to freedom.

The United Methodist Church is located at 439 Park Ave., Auburn.

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