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“When I found I had crossed that line I looked at my hands to see if I was the same person. There was such a glory over everything…and I felt as if I was in Heaven.”
About Freedom Crossing
Hear the stories. Discover the history. Experience the legacy at “Freedom Crossing: The Underground Railroad in Greater Niagara.”
The Niagara River was often the last crossing for people escaping slavery in America. From the early 1800s until the end of the Civil War in 1865, thousands of fugitive slaves passed through Buffalo Niagara on the Underground Railroad, as they traveled to freedom in Canada.
The interpretive center at the Castellani Art Museum, “Freedom Crossing: The Underground Railroad in Greater Niagara,” serves to tell this story through:
Brochures and maps will also lead you to Underground Railroad sites throughout the region.
“Freedom Crossing: The Underground Railroad in Greater Niagara” is part of the New York State Heritage Trails initiative. It was made possible through a grant from Heritage New York.
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