All photos were taken at the North American Black Historical Museum located in Amherstburg, Ontario, Canada. Amherstburg played a vital role as a crossing point for Americans escaping slavery during the nineteenth century. From the Museum’s website:
Amherstburg meant freedom, as the Canadian destination for many Black people escaping slavery in the United States. The Museum is uniquely situated to resource a profound history, steeped in its surroundings, to further extend public knowledge and enjoyment.
The Museum features an original residence and church of former slaves, toward its mandate to acquire, preserve, interpret, research and exhibit a collection of objects of historical and cultural value.
North American Black Historical Museum Address:
277 King Street
Amherstburg, ON N9V 2C7
Toll Free: 800.713.6336