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Students in our first public history graduate seminar served as volunteer guides at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center exhibit,  "Without Sanctuary: Lynching in America."  

Students were required to research and write essays inspired by questions asked by exhibit visitors. But the essays also had to be written for a public audience.  One student, who is also an attorney, minister and college instructor, said she developed a whole new understanding of the social responsibility historians have when fellow humans look at us and say “how?” and “why?”

Creating an exhibit

Students involved with the Center for Public History give you a step-by-step account of the work behind an exhibit they created for the Freedom Center. View the proccess here.