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Journey to Freedom: the Odyssey of Moses Roper
September 21 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 31, 2021
Discover the incredible story of Moses Roper, who was once enslaved on an Apalachicola steamboat but escaped slavery in a harrowing 500-mile journey of survival across north Florida and south Georgia in the summer of 1834.
After arriving in Savannah, Georgia, he sailed to New York and later to England where he became an author, lecturer, and prominent member of the abolitionist movement.
The exhibit includes interpretive panels, digital interactive content, and an 1840 copy of Roper’s book on display.
The Apalachicola Center for History, Culture, and Art is open Tuesdays-Saturdays from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Admission is free.