An Exhibition of Artwork by High School Students Based on Runaway Slave Advertisements

2009 Winners from Ossining High School & Nelson Mandela High School

After reading an essay and a number of runaway slave advertisements taken from local colonial era newspapers, high school students from Ossining High School and Nelson Mandela High School each selected one advertisement to provide inspiration for artworks that interpreted the decisions, dangers, and defiance of those individuals who chose to run away from their owners. The students also wrote statements to accompany their works.

The exhibition is supported by numerous educational resources for teachers, including an essay about runaway slave advertisements, a selection of advertisements, and suggested classroom activities.

2008 Artists

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2006 Artists

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