The traveling exhibit was designed with the hope that it will highlight the Illinois freedom story in communities throughout Illinois and beyond. The exhibits contain only a few of the many stories of the struggle for freedom in Illinois. Virtually every community has examples of the struggles for freedom. It is the hope of the Illinois Freedom Project organizers that each exhibit host community will share their story alongside the Illinois Freedom Project exhibit. These stories can be told in a variety of ways including exhibit panels, artifacts, documents, photographs, lectures, etc.