Through Darkness to Light: Photographs along the Underground Railroad at Museum of Science & History - Pink Palace | Kids Out and About Memphis

Through Darkness to Light: Photographs along the Underground Railroad at Museum of Science & History - Pink Palace

Secret routes and safe houses. Between 1830 and the end of the Civil War in 1865, an estimated 100,000 slaves chose to embark on a journey in search of freedom along the Underground Railroad - a network of secret routes and safe houses established in the United States during the early to mid-19th century, and used by enslaved African-Americans to primarily escape into free states and Canada. Photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales has spent more than a decade meticulously researching “fugitive” slaves and the ways they escaped to freedom.

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Follow the journey of freedom-seekers.

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.

This exhibit features beautifully dramatic color photographs, ephemera, and narratives that together tell the story of the Underground Railroad.


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Location:

3050 Central Ave.
Memphis, TN, 38111
United States

Phone:

901.636.2362
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Dates: 
05/12/2021
05/13/2021
05/14/2021
Time: 
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Ages

9-12 years Teenagers Adults & kids together Adults without kids