In our increasingly polarized society, the symbol of the 19th century Underground Railroad movement and its abolition activists challenge us to publicly reflect and act upon the legacy of the institution of slavery in contemporary times. Elements in society that oppose equity, such as racism and discrimination, must be challenged, overcome, and corrected. Capital Region artists offer their reflections and responses to this legacy in a variety of artistic forms that compel the viewer to reflect and respond.
The exhibit is presented by the Underground Railroad History Project of the Capital Region, Inc. and was curated in conjunction with the 17th Annual Underground Railroad Public History Convention. This year’s event, Libertycon 2018 – Embracing Equity in a Global Society, takes place March 9-11 https://undergroundrailroadhistory.org/conference/
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