Barry Jurgensen is a history teacher at Arlington High School in Arlington, Nebraska. On June 1, he began a 500-mile journey from Nebraska City, NE to Chicago, Illinois that is being called, Walk Forever Free. Barry is retracing the foot steps of two women that escaped slavery in 1858. He’ll stop at Underground Railroad historic sites, including the Jordan House in West Des Moines, to teach about their amazing odyssey and raise awareness of contemporary slavery.
Barry will stop at the Jordan House Friday, June 10 for a presentation and discussion of his journey, and you will hear from him about the reality that slavery is not a thing of the past, but a critical human rights issue today.