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Temporary exhibit, “Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad” on display for Black History Month

The traveling national exhibit, Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad, will be on display at the St. Clement’s Island Museum starting January 28, 2024, and running through Black History Month until March 16, 2024. The St. Clement’s Island Museum is open daily, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., admission prices and other information are available online at: www.stmaryscountymd.gov/SCIM. Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad They left during the middle of the night—often carrying little more than the knowledge that moss grows on the north side of trees. An estimated 100,000 slaves between 1830 and the end of the Civil War in 1865 chose to embark on this journey in search of freedom. They moved in constant fear of being killed or recaptured, returned, and beaten as an example of what would happen to others who might choose to run. Under the cover of darkness, “fugitives” traveled roughly twenty miles each night, traversing rugged terrain while enduring all the hardships that Mother Nature could bring to bear. Occasionally, they were guided from one secret, safe location to the next by an ever- changing, clandestine group known as the Underground Railroad. Many consider the Underground Railroad […]

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