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The Hermitage event to honor Underground Railroad

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NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

The Underground Railroad played a key role in helping many African-Americans find their way to freedom in the 1800s, and later this month you can see a free presentation about it at The Hermitage, President Andrew Jackson's historic home.

Representatives from the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center will put on the display and will name The Hermitage a "freedom station" for its rich history and African-American culture.

"There is a rich African-American heritage at The Hermitage, and there's such a grand story to be told about things that occurred here, and ways we can take what was done in the past and learn from it and grow as a culture and society here in Nashville," said Jason Nelson, VP of Marketing at The Hermitage.

There will also be a slave memorial at The Hermitage this Saturday to honor those who lived their lives in servitude.

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