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Opening Reception for Journey to Freedom: The Odys

September 30, 2021 @ 5:30 pm

The Apalachicola Center for History, Culture and Art presents the incredible story of Moses Roper in the exhibition “Journey to Freedom: The Odyssey of Abolitionist Moses Roper.” Once enslaved on an Apalachicola steamboat, Roper later escaped slavery in a harrowing 500-mile journey of survival across north Florida and south Georgia in 1834. After arriving in Savannah, Georgia, Roper sailed to New York and later to England. He authored one of the first autobiographical accounts ever published by a survivor of slavery in the American South and became a tireless advocate in the transatlantic abolitionist movement.

Attendees at the opening reception will be able to explore the full exhibition, including the interpretive panels, digital interactive maps, and an 1840 edition of Roper’s fugitive slave narrative. Refreshments will be served. This exhibition and related programming is funded in part through a Florida Humanities Community Project Grant in partnership with Apalachicola Main Street.

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Event Date/time:

September 30, 2021 @ 5:30 pm -
September 30, 2021 @ 5:30 pm


Presenter Information:
Augusta West, Exhibit Project Director, Executive Director of Apalachicola Main Street
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Apalachicola Center for History, Culture, and Art
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Event Contact:

Augusta West
(844) 272-2523

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