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 Canada 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 a freedom seeker. Framing the powerful narrative is an introduction by Michna-Bales; a foreword by noted civil rights activist, politician and pastor Andrew J. Young; and essays by Fergus M. Bordewich, Robert F. Darden, and Eric R. Jackson.
Princeton Architectural Press
Hardcover, 10.5 x 7.75 in (26.7 x 19.7 cm)
192 pages: 100 color illustrations, 13 b/w illustrations