Make-up of snowed-out Ky. Slave Raid program tonight at SMCPublished 11:40pm Tuesday, March 22, 2011
The Museum at Southwestern Michigan College has rescheduled its February lecture, which was canceled by the blizzard that struck southwest Michigan.
Ruth Andrews of the Minority Coalition will present “Sanctuary and Deliverance: The Underground Railroad and the Kentucky Raid” tonight at 6:30 in the museum’s Frederick S. Upton Foundation Education Center.
Andrews will tell the story of the Kentucky Raid and share how that story inspired the mural, Sanctuary and Deliverance.
The mural in downtown Cassopolis was completed in 2010.
Andrews will describe how the mural was designed, how committee members and the broader community contributed and how the design was transferred to the wall and painted.
She will also discuss the politics of creating public art.
According to Andrews, “The stories of a community serve as our collective memory. The mural is one way to tell the story of the Kentucky Raid.”
The next lecture in the spring series is “Electricity…From Amber to Edison” on April 6, presented by Rick Sheffer.