Location:Liberty Bell Center, 6th and Market Streets
Type of Event
Security entrance for the Liberty Bell Center closes at 4:50 pm each day.
See the temporary exhibit Freedom on Trial and explore how men, women, and children escaping a life of enslavement once faced legal hearings for their freedom in Independence Hall - the same building where the Declaration of Independence was signed. Local resistance to the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 included a daring rescue led by Reverend William Jackson of Monumental Baptist Church. Hear interviews with Jackson's descendant Valerie Craigwell White and be inspired by the courage of freedom seekers and the power of family and community.