Flight to Freedom: Rochester’s Underground Railroad

Flight to Freedom: Rochester’s Underground Railroad

Explore the paths that courageous freedom seekers followed through Rochester in this dramatic, interactive exhibition. Walk in the footsteps of Austin Steward, Frederick Douglass, Harriet Jacobs, and Reverend Thomas James as they overcome huge obstacles to build free lives. Learn how they joined Rochester activists in the fight to abolish slavery and help others seeking freedom.

Young visitors can follow their own child-level “Songs of Freedom” story as little Imani makes the dangerous journey north with her family.

The exhibition is presented with support from the City of Rochester and the Underground Railroad Heritage Trail, a program of the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.


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