Provided by the generous support of John J. and Mary R. Schiff Foundation, this clay mural chronicles the American underground railroad freedom movement. The two and three dimensional art form is used to enlighten its viewers and critics on the deplorable aspects experienced by African Americans bound into the act of slavery. Divided into eight panels each panel chronicles the roots of slavery and underground railroad.
On October 9, 1998 NKU President James C. Votruba provided the following in his address. “…let me suggest to you that this mural should stand as a constant reminder that NKU is for many a modern day freedom train. Our students are our passengers and we must be good conductors.”