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On May 4, 1996, historian Anthony Cohen embarked on a two-month-long journey to explore a tragically overlooked part of American history: the Underground Railroad, the secret network that thousands of slaves traveled through to attain their freedom.

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He began the trek at Sandy Spring, MD, traveling a distance of 1,200 miles, reaching his final destination point of Amherstburg, Ontario, on July 7, 1996. During the journey, Cohen retraced the steps that slaves made along waterways and rail lines to churches and Quaker sanctuaries.

Following the success of his first walk Cohen embarked on another in 1998, traveling three months from Mobile, Alabama to Windsor, Ontario. Spring 2003 will bring his third and final expedition as he follows the route of his great-great grand uncle who fled slavery in Savannah, GA for freedom in Canada in 1851. This journey will be chronicled in a feature-length documentary, The Underground Railroad: A Personal Journey, to be released nationwide in February 2004.

He hopes his efforts and the publication of his book will result in a greater awareness and understanding of the Railroad’s importance in America’s history. “The Underground Railroad is really one of the most positive aspects of our heritage, although it grew out of one of the most insidious chapters in our history,” he says.

Cohen continues to share the story of his trip in lectures for audiences across America. He has served as a consultant to the National Parks Conservation Association, Maryland Public Television, and NASA, among others, and trained Oprah Winfrey for her role as Sethe in the 1998 film Beloved. Cohen currently serves as Executive Director of The Menare Foundation, Inc., a national non-profit working to restore Underground Railroad safe houses nationwide.

His speeches offer audiences a special understanding of the Underground Railroad’s place in American history. His colorful descriptions of his experiences on the Railroad enable listeners to follow him as he passes through the secret hiding places slaves used over a century ago on their way to freedom. They hear the harrowing tale of how he was secretly shipped inside a wooden crate aboard a train from Philadelphia to New York (as a slave once was), and see themselves walking with him as he travels the countryside at night, guided by the North Star. In addition to recounting his journal, Cohen also tells inspiring stories about Americans who have not given up on the dream of equality between the races.Anthony Cohen received his BA in American Studies from American University.

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  • Underground Railroad historian to open ASMSA Science and Arts Café series

    Cohen will present a lecture titled “Unshackling History: Recreating Experiences from American Slavery.” He will speak at 7 p.m. at the Superior Bathhouse Brewery at 329 Central Ave. in downtown Hot Springs. His appearance is sponsored through a grant from the Wagner Foundation. He will also speak at a student assembly at the school the next day

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Anthony Cohen

On May 4, 1996, historian Anthony Cohen embarked on a two-month-long journey to explore a tragically overlooked part of American history: the Underground Railroad, the secret network that thousands of slaves traveled through to attain their freedom.

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Anthony Cohen Biography

He began the trek at Sandy Spring, MD, traveling a distance of 1,200 miles, reaching his final destination point of Amherstburg, Ontario, on July 7, 1996. During the journey, Cohen retraced the steps that slaves made along waterways and rail lines to churches and Quaker sanctuaries.

Following the success of his first walk Cohen embarked on another in 1998, traveling three months from Mobile, Alabama to Windsor, Ontario. Spring 2003 will bring his third and final expedition as he follows the route of his great-great grand uncle who fled slavery in Savannah, GA for freedom in Canada in 1851. This journey will be chronicled in a feature-length documentary, The Underground Railroad: A Personal Journey, to be released nationwide in February 2004.

He hopes his efforts and the publication of his book will result in a greater awareness and understanding of the Railroad’s importance in America’s history. “The Underground Railroad is really one of the most positive aspects of our heritage, although it grew out of one of the most insidious chapters in our history,” he says.

Cohen continues to share the story of his trip in lectures for audiences across America. He has served as a consultant to the National Parks Conservation Association, Maryland Public Television, and NASA, among others, and trained Oprah Winfrey for her role as Sethe in the 1998 film Beloved. Cohen currently serves as Executive Director of The Menare Foundation, Inc., a national non-profit working to restore Underground Railroad safe houses nationwide.

His speeches offer audiences a special understanding of the Underground Railroad’s place in American history. His colorful descriptions of his experiences on the Railroad enable listeners to follow him as he passes through the secret hiding places slaves used over a century ago on their way to freedom. They hear the harrowing tale of how he was secretly shipped inside a wooden crate aboard a train from Philadelphia to New York (as a slave once was), and see themselves walking with him as he travels the countryside at night, guided by the North Star. In addition to recounting his journal, Cohen also tells inspiring stories about Americans who have not given up on the dream of equality between the races.Anthony Cohen received his BA in American Studies from American University.

Anthony Cohen Videos

  • American Artifacts Preview: Underground Railroad & Slavery Experience

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  • How to book Anthony Cohen?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Anthony Cohen for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Anthony Cohen, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Anthony Cohen or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Anthony Cohen?

    Booking fees for Anthony Cohen, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Anthony Cohen, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Anthony Cohen?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Anthony Cohen for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Anthony Cohen for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Anthony Cohen or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Anthony Cohen or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Anthony Cohen is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Anthony Cohen for your event is available upon request. Anthony Cohen generally travels from VA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Kal Penn, Cory Booker, Neal Petersen, Geena Davis and Jon Kolko. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Anthony Cohen for an upcoming event.

Anthony Cohen Speaker Videos

  • American Artifacts Preview: Underground Railroad & Slavery Experience

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  • Underground Railroad historian to open ASMSA Science and Arts Café series

    Cohen will present a lecture titled “Unshackling History: Recreating Experiences from American Slavery.” He will speak at 7 p.m. at the Superior Bathhouse Brewery at 329 Central Ave. in downtown Hot Springs. His appearance is sponsored through a grant from the Wagner Foundation. He will also speak at a student assembly at the school the next day

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