Map of Sandwich

Welcome to Across the River to Freedom: Early Black History in Sandwich, Ontario

Across the River to Freedom lets you visit the town of Sandwich, either in person or online, and learn about its fascinating history. This is a project committed to moving forward by looking back at Sandwich’s rich and diverse history.

This website features three short documentary films, historical articles, a gallery of archival images, classroom activities and curriculum, as well as walking  tours of historic Sandwich.

Recognition of Sponsors

This project was generously funded by the Gordie Howe International Bridge’s Community Organization Investment initiative. This project was also made possible by the support of the Essex County Black Historical Research Society, the University of Windsor, Leddy Library and its Centre for Digital Scholarship, the Office of the Vice President of People, Equity, and Inclusion, and the Office of the Vice President Research & Innovation at the University of Windsor. This project website was designed in conjunction with the University of Toronto’s Masters of Museum Studies Capstone Project course.