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St. Catharines Museum and Welland Canals Centre Remembers Underground Railroad in New Exhibit

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Exhibit highlights those who fled to Canada for freedom.

A new exhibit coming to the St. Catharines Museum and Welland Canals Centre will celebrate black voices. 

The "North is Freedom: The Legacy of the Underground Railroad" will open virtually on Sunday, August 1st, which is Emancipation Day in Canada. 

The exhibit is a photographic essay by photographer Yuri Dojc, and it pays homage to the descendants of freedom seekers who escaped slavery  in the U.S. prior to the Civil War. 

About 30,000 men, women and children sought freedom in Canada, with some getting help from a group of "conductors" and "stations", otherwise known as the Underground Railroad. 

Many arrived in what is now Ontario, in places including the Niagara Peninsula, Toronto, Windsor, and more. 

You have until July 15th, 2022, to check out the exhibit. 

The opening will be streamed on YouTube this Sunday at 2:00 p.m.

More information can be found here

 

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