“Originally founded by runaway slaves, Lakestown, New Jersey, is a Black community with a variety of classes and creeds. When plans for a new highway are routed past a nearby white suburb but threaten the heart of Lakestown, its citizens are inspired by their Underground Railroad heritage to thwart the construction and to preserve their town and way of life.”
Lattany, Kristin Hunter. The Lakestown Rebellion. Minneapolis: Coffee House Press, 2003.