NORTH IS FREEDOM: THE LEGACY OF THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD A PHOTOGRAPHIC JOURNEY BY YURI DOJC This photographic journey celebrates the descendants of freedom-seekers who escaped slavery in the United States in
NORTH IS FREEDOM:
THE LEGACY OF THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD
A PHOTOGRAPHIC JOURNEY BY YURI DOJC
This photographic journey celebrates the descendants of freedom-seekers who escaped slavery in the United States in the years before the American Civil War.
Approximately 30,000 men, women and children fled north to freedom, settling from the Canadian Maritimes to as far west as the Manitoba border. Some arrived alone; others found their way to Canada with the help of a clandestine network of “conductors” and “stations” called the “Underground Railroad.” Most came to what is now Ontario, to places such as Windsor, Chatham, Buxton, the Niagara Peninsula, Owen Sound, and larger cities like Hamilton and Toronto.
Black and White, young and old, these are the descendants of once-enslaved African Americans who have contributed to the growth of this great nation. This exhibition celebrates their histories and their ancestors’ courage.
“This project shows we are all one family…I am as much black as I am white. I am of African slaves as I am of Irish immigrants. I am multiracial and we are all cousins.” — Carl Stevenson, a fifth generation descendant of John H. Meads of Baltimore
HOURS FOR NIAGARA FALLS HISTORY MUSEUM
Tuesday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Thursday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Friday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Admission rates for Niagara Falls History Museum
Adult (20+) = $5.00
Students (6-19 years old or with valid student ID) = $4
Children (Under 6 years old) = Free
Family (Up to 5 people – max. 3 adults) = $15
Thursday nights after 5pm = Free
September 26 (Saturday) 10:00 am - January 10 (Sunday) 4:00 pm
Niagara Falls Museum
5810 Ferry Street Niagara Falls ON L2G 1S9