Penn State Harrisburg hosted the staging of an original play called "Susquehanna to Freedom" on Monday, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. It's a story written by Penn State Assistant Professor Dr. Dorothy King about the river's role in the Underground Railroad.
King lived near the Susquehanna River growing up, and always wondered what it was like for slaves when they traveled along the river from Maryland to New York.
The play covers 10 counties that border the river, including Dauphin and York Counties. The production focuses on key people who have been documented as active participants that helped slaves find freedom.
There will be another showing of "Susquehanna to Freedom" on Tuesday at noon at the Olmsted Building on campus.