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Color in Freedom Symposium
November 1, 2008

Symposium Presenters

Color in Freedom
Art Exhibit November 2, 2008–March 1, 2009

Embark on a Journey


A Powerful Journey, from Slavery to Freedom

The Color in Freedom: Journey Along the Underground Railroad Educational Symposium and Gallery Tour with the Artist, and the art exhibit opening reception were held Saturday, November 1–Sunday, November 2, 2008.

The event was an overwhelming success, with attendees traveling from near and far to experience the powerful Color in Freedom journey for themselves.

Virtual Tour Gallery

Now you can experience the exhibit's 50 paintings, drawings, and etchings by renowned Maryland artist Joseph Holston through this Virtual Tour. The tour lets you explore a virtual gallery of Holston's striking and emotional works, which portray four stages of slavery: The Unknown World; Living in Bondage—Life on the Plantation; Journey of Escape; and Color in Freedom. The tour includes audio commentary about each piece as well as close-up views of the artwork.

Educational Component for Teachers

As part of the Color in Freedom Symposium and educational component, lesson plans for K–12 teachers is now available. For more information, please view the Color in Freedom Educational Component.


Experience the Exhibit

The Color in Freedom Event and Activities were co-sponsored by University of Maryland University College and the David C. Driskell Center.

David C. Driskell Center