Tuesday, June 13

Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad - Jeanine Michna-Bales


"They left in the middle of the night often carrying little more than the knowledge to follow the North Star. Between 1830 and the end of the Civil War in 1865, an estimated one hundred thousand slaves became passengers on the Underground Railroad, a journey of untold hardship, in search of freedom. In Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad, Jeanine Michna-Bales presents a remarkable series of images following a route from the cotton plantations of central Louisiana, through the cypress swamps of Mississippi and the plains of Indiana, north to the Canadian border a path of nearly fourteen hundred miles. ..."
Princeton Architectural Press
NY Times - From Slavery to Freedom: Revealing the Underground Railroad
Jeanine Michna-Bales
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