Underground RR

Customize Your Tour Along The Underground Railroad

Spend from two hours to three days experiencing AKWAABA tours and onsite presentations specifically tailored to your needs.

Walk in the footsteps of weary travelers seeking freedom. Understand the events and personalities that shaped Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman, Luddie Bell, Austin Steward and many more people whose life stories are chapter and verse of the Underground Railroad. Visit the site of Frederick Douglass’s office. Learn the stirring stories … the freedom quest of Frederick, Anna, Harriet, Austin, and others. Behold the first public monument to an African American. Touch the sculpture of Anthony and Douglass having tea. Pay tribute at the resting place of the Douglass Family in historic

Learn the stirring stories … the freedom quest of Frederick, Anna, Harriet, Austin, and others. Behold the first public monument to an African American. Touch the sculpture of Anthony and Douglass having tea. Pay tribute at the resting place of the Douglass Family in historic

Pay tribute at the resting place of the Douglass Family in historic Victorian Mt. Hope Cemetery. Follow the original route of the Erie Canal in Rochester and learn its significance in the Freedom Movement. Hear “Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl” as lived by Harriet Jacobs.

Experience a reenactment at the commercial site where Austin Steward started his grocery business. Learn about his life as twenty-two years a slave and more than forty a free man.

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Reenactors

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Reenactors

AKWAABA’ s living history presenters are Rochester residents who are accomplished educators, social workers and healthcare professionals. Many have extended their love of history by researching their families’ genealogies and teaching the skill to others. Some are professional storytellers. All are involved in numerous community organizations. They come together out of their desire to accurately tell the story of the Underground Railroad....

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Tours

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Tours

Our tours, which can be customized to fit your schedule and interests, create new awareness of historical events. You’ll learn how one or two people; or a small but committed group, was able to create change to benefit the powerless. We go another step to engage each audience to imagine a place for themselves to create change in their communities....

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Students

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Students

Students enjoy taking part in history. It helps them understand the laws that underpin our Country–and how great people can spring from humble beginnings. They begin to recognize concepts like “it takes a village” and “liberty for all” as pertinent to a just society....

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Teachers

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Teachers

We can help bring history to life for your students, ensuring their understanding of historic events that shaped pivotal decisions by our Government forefathers and leading activists of many decades that still impact our multi-cultural community today....

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Rochester

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Rochester

Our community has a rich Underground Railroad history, with famous conductors and friends like Frederick Douglass, Isaac and Amy Post, Susan B. Anthony and others who found an excellent reception in our city for their advocacy. A visit to Rochester brings the past forward to help influence the future....

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