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Tony Mayle

Marietta College's Office of Diversity and Inclusion is pleased to welcome Dr. Alicestyne Turley for a virtual discussion about Marietta and America's Underground Railroad at noon, Friday, February 25th. Anyone interested in attending can join on Zoom at

Dr. Turley is well versed in African American and Appalachian history. She is a former professor in African American Studies, Appalachian Studies at Berea College, University of Louisville, and Georgetown College. She is also the founding Director of the Berea College Carter G. Woodson Center for Interracial Education; founding director of the Georgetown College Underground Railroad Research Institute; and a founding member of the National Park Service Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Review and Advisory Committee. Dr. Turley has also lectured throughout the country on topics related to African American history. She is currently the Freedom Stories Project Director with the International Storytelling Center.