The Apalachicola Center for History, Culture and Art’s newest exhibit is entitled Journey to Freedom: The Odyssey of Abolitionist Moses Roper. An outdoor/indoor opening reception will be held on Thursday, September 30th, and the public is invited to see the exhibition, enjoy some food, and have a conversation!
Discover the amazing story of Moses Roper, who was once enslaved on an Apalachicola steamboat, but 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. The exhibit features interpretive panels, digital interactive maps, and an 1840 edition of Roper’s fugitive slave narrative.
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