Temecula Valley Museum reprises ‘Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad’

The photograph exhibit Through Darkness to Light will run from Friday, April 7, to Sunday, May 21. Valley News/Courtesy photo
TEMECULA – They left during the middle of the night – often carrying little more than the knowledge that moss grows on the north side of trees. An estimated 100,000 enslaved persons between 1830 and the end of the Civil War in 1865 chose to embark on this journey in search of freedom. They moved in constant fear of being killed or recaptured, returned and beaten as an example of what would happen to others who might choose to run.Under the cover of darkness, those fleeing slavery traveled roughly 20 miles each night traversing rugged terrain while enduring extreme hardships.Occa
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