A Ride for Liberty - The Fugitive Slaves, by Eastman Johnson, 1862.
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This painting A Ride for Liberty - The Fugitive Slaves by Eastman Johnson, was created in 1862. It depicts an African-American family escaping to freedom on horseback, the mother looking over her shoulder towards pursuers.

Credit: Brooklyn Museum of Art

Eastman Johnson based this painting of an African American family fleeing from slavery on an incident that he witnessed during the Battle of Bull Run.

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