Norfolk’s Underground Railroad, Student Travel and Decoding Autism

Norfolk. Photo: Tonya Fitzpatrick

Located in the heart of the mid-Atlantic the City of Norfolk is an important 400-year-old port city and home to the largest naval base in the world. Norfolk also played a crucial role in the Underground Railroad as one of the last port stops on the road to freedom north.  Dr. Cassandra Newby-Alexander from Norfolk State University joins World Footprints to discuss the newly established Waterways to Freedom Tour and Norfolk’s important role in the Underground Railroad.  

Then, as we race to summer, many teens from across America will be packing their bags and exploring various destinations around the world.  Given the recent headlines from Japan, North Africa and the Middle East, travel security and safety is paramount in the mind of many families.  Mike Bowers, Senior Director of Health and Safety at People to People Ambassador Programs, will share some sage advice about what teens (and adults) need to know to stay safe.

Finally, Adelphi University’s Dr. Stephen Shore is a renowned expert of autism.  From his personal challenges with autism to his work with others, Dr. Shore takes us inside the world of autism and he’ll share how lives are being changed through research and support groups around the world.

Norfolk's Underground Railroad, Student Travel Abroad and Decoding Autism by WorldFootprints

Air Date: 
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 - 6:00pm

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