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University of Toronto Dentistry Grad Preserves History of Underground Railroad

February 14, 2022
by My Science


Bryan Walls credits his training in dentistry at the University of Toronto with giving him the skills and stability to pursue his life’s passion: preserving the history of the Underground Railroad.

Walls, who practised dentistry in Windsor, founded the John Freeman Walls Underground Railroad Museum , named after his great-great-grandfather who fled slavery in North Carolina. The museum is in Emeryville, Ont., just southeast of Windsor, on a farm that had been in his family for generations and served as a terminal on the Underground Railroad.

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