Jordan C. Alston

Massive Underground Railroad Project Receives Federal Funding


The Charles H. Wright Museum received an early Christmas present from the federal government with a $603,802 price tag attached to it, allowing the museum to run it’s new exhibit.

Groundbreaking in design, the museum is partnering with Eastern Michigan University to create and interactive, “cooperative” Underground Railroad experience that is sure to wow visitors.

The project will fabricate online resources, activities, and other materials to give students a 21st century lesson on the Underground Railroad and various other aspects of Black American history.

So far the exhibit is scheduled to have an online course for students K-12, a touch screen multimedia gallery that will feature the entire history of the secret routes slave took to be reach freedom, and a scholastic game for high school-aged students.

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