Exhibit Workshop (Docent program) OR Virtual Experience
Follow the North Star as you travel the long and treacherous road to freedom in this guided tour of our Flight to Freedom exhibition. This tour focuses on the roles, strategies, and achievements of freedom seekers and abolitionists in ending the practice of enslavement in the United States. The experience highlights famous abolitionists who called Rochester home and examines our city’s position during this pivotal period of American history. Students will discuss the importance of primary sources in interpreting history, the role of literacy in emancipation, the intersection of the abolition, suffrage, and temperance movements, and how Rochester’s legacy of progressivism continues today. Building on the work of those who came before, students will be encouraged to use the resources, privilege, and skills available to them to help freedom seekers in their communities and to fight for the abolition of modern-day forms of enslavement.