Joan Southgate is best known for engaging in a walk from the southern United States to Canada to reenact the journey of the freedom seekers on the underground railroad. Southgate relates her inspiration for committing to the walk and what the walk symbolizes personally and broadly. She also emphasizes what resulted from her ambitious and meaningful walk. Her work precipitated a revived interest in Cleveland's involvement in the underground railroad.
Southgate, Joan (interviewee)
Wickens, Joseph (interviewer)
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"Joan Southgate interview, 25 March 2014" (2014). Cleveland Regional Oral History Collection. Interview 999116.