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Flight to Freedom: Rochester’s Underground Railroad Exhibit

Created by 2175 MUSE 360 (RIT Museum Studies) on February 8th 2018, 6:59:18 am.
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The Rochester Museum and Science Center curated the “Flight to Freedom: Rochester’s Underground Railroad” exhibit that is currently on display. This exhibit highlights the hardships of powerful abolitionists, such as Austin Steward, Frederick Douglass, Harriet Jacobs, and Reverend Thomas James that endured slavery. The museum encourages its visitors to learn how these ex-slaves joined in the fight to abolish slavery and help others seeking freedom, right here in Rochester. This exhibition is family friendly, allowing younger children gradable the immoral issues of racism. This exhibition is accompanied with a docent tour starting with following the “North Star on a journey from slavery, to the doors of abolitionists, and on to freedom during this Underground Railroad Immersion Experience in our Flight to Freedom exhibition.” The docent describes the risks that fleeing slaves and free African Americas have to take to achieve freedom and equality. This interactive exhibit will capture visitors attention from start to finish regardless of age.


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