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Underground Railroad art on display in Charleston

Joseph Holston, Responsibility in Freedom, 2008, mixed media. (Courtesy of the artist) Joseph Holston, Responsibility in Freedom, 2008, mixed media. (Courtesy of the artist)
Artist Joseph Holston. (Image courtesy of the artist) Artist Joseph Holston. (Image courtesy of the artist)

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP/WCSC) - As the observance of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War continues, artwork depicting the Underground Railroad is going on display in the city where the war began.

The exhibit, entitled "Color in Freedom: Journey Along the Underground Railroad," opens Saturday at 5p.m. at the City Gallery at Charleston's Waterfront Park. The public is invited to attend the opening reception from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The exhibit features drawings, paintings and etchings by artist Joseph Holston and was developed by the University of Maryland University College.

The Underground Railroad was a series of routes and safe houses that escaped slaves used to journey to freedom in the North.

The Civil War began with the Confederate bombardment on Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor almost 151 years ago.

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