Miles of Bravery

Miles of Bravery

March 6 - May 16, 2020
National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
50 East Freedom Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Education Hallway, Third Floor
Admission: Included with General Admission.

It was a time of rampant internal struggle for the United States. A time of war and slavery and uncertainty about how it would all play out within our borders.

From the late 18th century to the Civil War, the Underground Railroad, composed of a network of both African American and white abolitionists, used secret routes to provide escaped enslaved people a passage to freedom in the North. Ohio had the most active network of any state, and for this reason, one would be hard-pressed to find a more appropriate place from which to commemorate this pivotal chapter in American history.

The University of Findlay’s Mazza Museum and the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center invite you to revisit the path toward freedom through Miles of Bravery, an exhibit showcasing art from picture books about the Underground Railroad. Featured artists will include Jerry Pinkney, Bryan Collier, E.B. Lewis and more.

The exhibition pays tribute to those who risked their lives in pursuit of freedom, allowing visitors to gain a deeper appreciation of the history of the Underground Railroad as depicted in twenty original works of art created by some of the most esteemed illustrators in the genre.


January 31, 2020 - Mazza Museum Recognizes Underground Railroad History