Chicago hotel to host Underground Railroad exhibit

An exhibition at a historic Chicago hotel will document the city’s role in helping former slaves escape to the North via the Underground Railroad.

CHICAGO (AP) — An exhibition at a historic Chicago hotel will document the city’s role in helping former slaves escape to the North via the Underground Railroad.

Quilts, photographs, maps and biographies will be on display at the Hotel Florence in Chicago’s Pullman neighborhood from February 12 to 21. They’ll highlight the role of abolitionists, Union soldiers and Chicago citizens in the Underground Railroad from 1840 to 1880.

A U.S. Forest Service Underground Railroad mural by Kathleen Farrell also will be on display.

The exhibition is presented by the Bronzeville Historical Society and the Pullman State Historic Site.

Visitors can view the exhibit free of charge from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.

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