Excavation to explore church’s role in Underground Railroad

By: Susan Kelley,  Cornell Chronicle
Mon, 09/13/2021

An interdisciplinary team including CIAMS faculty and students is partnering with St. James AME Zion Church in Ithaca, NY, and local children ages 12-17 on a community archaeological excavation to explore the church's history as an Underground Railroad station and one of the oldest active AME churches in the U.S. Read more about the project in the Cornell Chronicle. A longer version of the article is also available on the Cornell College of Arts and Sciences News page.

Photo credit: St. James A.M.E. Zion Church, Ithaca, NY