Stories tagged with: PURE Center

February 11, 2015 - 3:12pm
51 weeks 2 days ago

For the past 15 years the Putnam Underground Railroad Education Center or PURE has gathered at the Lincoln Luncheon to celebrate the end of slavery in our country.

The luncheon helps to raise money for the PURE Center to be able to accomplish its many goals. PURE's President, Liesta Walker, said the center's goal is to educate people about the history of slavery and the role Zanesville played in it.

"It is just our way to come together and to lift up the pure center, to...

February 12, 2014 - 5:43pm
1 year 51 weeks ago

The 14th Annual Lincoln Luncheon commemorated the birthday's of President Abraham Lincoln and the late Dr. Harley Flack, a Zanesville native who was the fourth president of Wright State University. The luncheon, which was held at the Zanesville Country Club, also served as a fundraiser for the PURE Center. President of the PURE Center, Liesta Walker, called the luncheon a "true community event."

"If you're not here this year, we truly hope to see you next year...

January 30, 2014 - 4:57pm
2 years 6 days ago

The 14th Annual PURE Center Lincoln Luncheon is coming up and members are inviting you to come and join in the festivities.

The event is a celebration of President Abraham Lincoln's birthday as well as one of the largest fundraisers for the Putnam Underground Railroad Education Center. This year organizers say there will be plenty of food and entertainment. Guest speaker, Dr. Anita Jackson will perform a special tribute during the luncheon.

"It's a one woman show that I do....

February 15, 2013 - 5:50pm
2 years 50 weeks ago

The Lincoln Luncheon brought out many members of the community for its thirteenth year.

The luncheon was held at Zane State/Ohio University Zanesville Campus Center. The annual event acts as a fundraiser for the Putnam Underground Railroad Education Center.

"This is really the only fundraiser we have and it facilitates quite a few things keeping the building open and our memberships to other venues and it's a wonderful thing for the community, we get everybody involved,...

February 12, 2012 - 7:53pm
3 years 51 weeks ago

Zanesville is celebrating Black History month...

The Putnam Underground Railroad Educational Center is hosting a series of programs in February to recognize the Y-city's involvement in black history. Chairperson Kathy Brantley said she hopes residents are informed of lesser known facts about African-Americans in Zanesville.

"We would like to place emphasis on our roots on black history and celebrate the role in which the abolitionists played in this area in freeing over...

February 12, 2010 - 5:51pm
5 years 51 weeks ago

One woman is bringing the past to the present for Black History Month.

Friday, the Putnam Underground Railroad Education Center held the tenth annual Lincoln Luncheon. The lucheon had a special presentation by Annette Jefferson on the life of Sojourner Truth. She was a former slave who walked away to freedom and into the history books.

"She was an outspoken proponent of abolitionism and women's rights so she has earned her legitimate place in history and I am...

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