Narratives of the Underground Railroad
April 6-9, 2022
Satellite Project Space
121 Dundas St
Gallery hours: Wednesday-Friday 2:00-7:00pm, Saturday 12:00-5:00pm
The works in this exhibition grew out of an archival project the first-year SASAH students did in the Fall of 2021. The rare book library at Western has some thirteen autobiographies published in the 19th century by people who had been enslaved in the United States but escaped to Canada via the Underground Railroad. For the project, the students were divided up into groups of two or three or students worked independently, and each group researched and responded to one of the autobiographies.
After reading the autobiographies, each group was to present the life of their author in any creative manner they wished. The results of their creative work are on display in the gallery.