Since 1996, one organization has been opening the doors of understanding in Pennsylvania’s Northeast. The Center for Anti-Slavery Studies (CASS) is a not-for-profit 501c3 dedicated to historic research, preservation, and public programming. CASS is focused on the period of 1800 to 1900, specifically the activities surrounding the Anti-Slavery Movement as it transpired in Pennsylvania’s Northeast.
CASS works closely with interested individuals, families and partner organizations to find the physical documentation and historic sites relevant to the Anti-Slavery Movement in Pennsylvania’s northeast.
By working hand-in-hand with community partners and funders, CASS is able to preserve evidence of this region’s rich history and offer technical assistance to those seeking to preserve the legacy of their family or the history of their community.
Many important sites that bear witness to this region’s Underground Railroad history are in danger of being lost to time. CASS works to identify, acquire and preserve these sites for future generations.
CASS engages in a host of public education initiatives: school programs, lectures and seminars, conferences, historic marker erections, walking tours, motorcoach tours, exhibits, publications, and public forums.