First Annual Freedom Seeker Juried Art Competition
William C Goodridge Freedom Center
Entry Deadline: Feb. 11
All artists’ interpretations of Freedom Seekers are welcome to enter.
Show is open during the month of April 2018. Sponsored by the Goodridge Freedom Center and Underground Railroad Museum, this art contest and exhibition will honor William C Goodridge and the Freedom Seekers of yesterday and today. The life of William C Goodridge is one of the greatest all-American stories barely told. Goodridge rose from the institution of slavery and spent most of his youth as an indentured servant. He earned his freedom at 16 and went on to become one of York, Pennsylvania’s most prominent businessmen in the years prior to the Civil War wielding superb skills as an entrepreneur. He rose from a barbershop owner to real estate speculator and perhaps most importantly proprietor of the Reliance Line, rail cars transporting products from the South and
West to Philadelphia. He risked his place as one of York’s most respected and visible business leaders, using his own personal home as a station on the Underground Railroad and his railcars as conduits to freedom. Help us preserve, honor and hallow the memory of so many who risked their lives in pursuit of freedom by interpreting your vision of Freedom Seekers.
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