Best Of 2021

Best Exhibit to Bring Awareness to Human Trafficking: Motel X

The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center’s interactive Motel X took visitors inside a recreated motel room where they could hear stories of those forced into sex slavery or slave labor. The exhibit provided statistics and facts, different warning signs and actionable ways for the public to fight against human trafficking. Designed by area filmmaker Christine Marque specifically for the Freedom Center, Motel X hoped to bring to light to reality that slavery is very much alive today and that I-75 is one of the worst “pipelines” in America as it creates an easy way for human traffickers to transport people across the country.