Journeys to Freedom

A different kind of tourism than I might normally write about, but too interesting not to pass along — Miami University is offering a learning experience for sophomore level students, Journeys to Freedom: The Underground Railroad.

This 3-week workshop will provide students an immersion educational experience that will explore the various journeys into freedom of several different cultural groups important in Ohio history. This workshop will allow students to reclaim the Ohio histories associated with the journeys into freedom during some of the most important periods of the US history. Students will walk in the paths of runaway slaves and abolitionists, Native Americans and immigrants, Hispanics and women.

Team-taught by Rodney Coates,, and Nishani Frazier, Additional information about content, requirements, and fees can be found at