Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad by Jeanine Michna-Bales
In Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad, Jeanine Michna-Bales presents a remarkable series of images following a route from the cotton plantations of central Louisiana, through the cypress swamps of Mississippi and the plains of Indiana, north to the Canadian border - a path of nearly fourteen hundred miles. The culmination of a ten-year research quest, Through Darkness to Light imagines a journey along the Underground Railroad as it might have appeared to any freedom seeker.
Framing the powerful visual narrative is an introduction by Michna-Bales; a foreword by noted politician, pastor and civil rights activist Andrew J. Young; and essays by Fergus M. Bordewich, Robert F. Darden and Eric R. Jackson.