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Risking Everything: A Story of Niagara's Freedom-Seekers Premieres in St. Catharines

Feb 20, 2019

By: Marcie Culbert

As Black History Month comes to a close, the St. Catharines Museum and Welland Canals Centre is getting ready to host the Canadian premiere of a new documentary.

The half hour film is called Risking Everything: A Story of Niagara's Freedom-Seekers.

It tells the story of the African Americans who escaped slave states and made the journey to the Niagara River before the American Civil War.

It was co-directed and produced by Isador "Izzy" Bleckman and his wife Mary G. Roseberry.

The screening will be taking place this Saturday at 1 p.m. Admission is by donation.