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  • Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad

    August 30, 2019 – October 20, 2019

Presented by:
Canton Museum of Art
About the Event:

They left during the middle of the night—often carrying little more than a fear of the unknown. An estimated 100,000 slaves between 1830 and 1865 chose to embark on this journey in search of freedom. They moved in constant fear of being killed or recaptured, returned, and beaten as an example of what would happen to others who might choose to run. Under the cover of darkness, “fugitives” traveled roughly twenty miles each night traversing rugged terrain while enduring all the hardships that Mother Nature could bring to bear. Occasionally, they were guided from one secret, safe location to the next by an ever-changing, clandestine group known as the Underground Railroad. Many consider the Underground Railroad to be the first great freedom movement in the Americas and the first time when people of different races and faiths worked together in harmony for freedom and justice. Photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales has spent more than a decade meticulously researching “fugitive” slaves and the ways they escaped to freedom. While the unnumbered routes of the Underground Railroad encompassed countless square miles, the path Michna-Bales documented encompasses roughly 2,000 miles and is based off of actual sites, cities, and places that freedom-seekers passed through during their journey. While many books have been written on the subject, there is very little visual documentation of the Underground Railroad because of its secretive nature. This exhibition features beautifully dramatic color photographs, memoribilia, and narratives that together tell the story of the Underground Railroad.

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August 30, 2019 – October 20, 2019

  • Fri Aug 30, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sat Aug 31, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sun Sep 1, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
  • Tue Sep 3, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Wed Sep 4, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Thu Sep 5, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Fri Sep 6, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sat Sep 7, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sun Sep 8, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
  • Tue Sep 10, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Wed Sep 11, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Thu Sep 12, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Fri Sep 13, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sat Sep 14, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sun Sep 15, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
  • Tue Sep 17, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Wed Sep 18, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Thu Sep 19, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Fri Sep 20, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sat Sep 21, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sun Sep 22, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
  • Tue Sep 24, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Wed Sep 25, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Thu Sep 26, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Fri Sep 27, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sat Sep 28, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sun Sep 29, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
  • Tue Oct 1, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Wed Oct 2, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Thu Oct 3, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Fri Oct 4, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sat Oct 5, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sun Oct 6, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
  • Tue Oct 8, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Wed Oct 9, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Thu Oct 10, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Fri Oct 11, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sat Oct 12, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sun Oct 13, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
  • Tue Oct 15, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Wed Oct 16, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Thu Oct 17, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Fri Oct 18, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sat Oct 19, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sun Oct 20, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
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Photography

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Funded by OAC

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