WHEN

Date
Friday February 28th, 2020
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WHAT

The Amherstburg Freedom Museum presents in partnership with the Artists of Colour – “Journeys”. Back by popular demand “Journeys” features new works this year that inspire and educate.

The Museum is open Tuesday-Friday from 12-5pm and Saturday-Sunday 1-5pm. Admission is $7.50/Adults and $6.50/Seniors and Students.

If interested in bring tour groups to see this exhibit please contact the museum at 519-736-5433 for special tour group rates.

About “Journeys”

The art works chosen are part of the first stage of the “Journeys” Project which the Artists of Colour have begun to construct, will be an art exhibit that will celebrate and relay the story of Black enslavement and the long journey back to freedom. This exhibit will tell the story to all generations of the courage and determination of a people who refused to accept the degradation of slavery. White and Black stood up against the injustice and demoralization of slavery, risking their lives and livelihood opposing the injustice inflicted upon their brothers and sisters. They unselfishly dedicated their lives to the cause of liberty.

This exhibit is the first Stage of the “Journeys Project”, New Canaan Journey In Pursuit of Freedom – shows how the Underground Railroad gave birth to the first racially integrated, religiously inspired movement for social change within the United States and Canada. Between 1840 and 1860, before the American Civil War, once-enslaved Africans followed the North Star on the Underground Railroad to find freedom in Canada. That journey to freedom was long, dangerous and life-changing.

WHERE

Location
Amherstburg Freedom Museum
277 King Street
Amherstburg, Ontario

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