freedom archives
The Cost of Freedom - Archive of Our Own
An Archive of Our Own, a project of the Organization for Transformative Works
By Organization for Transformative Works

After the unexpected death of her husband and infant son, Allison Cooper finds herself teetering on the edge of sanity in a world fueled only by hate. She’s good at making poor life choices but as the life she once knew crumbles around her, she decides to join the war effort and enlists in the Army. Allison has a lot to learn and her journey isn’t easy but she finds healing in unexpected places and along the way she learns the price you pay for war, the true cost of freedom.

“Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather, the judgement that something else is more important than fear.”
-Ambrose Redmoon-

Update: On hold for now. Just gotta get through my other fic. I don’t do things half-assed so I promise I will be back to this soon.


From September 1947 until January 1949, the Declaration of Independence crossed the country in a traveling museum called the Freedom Train.

A group of 27 Marines protected the 133 documents, which came from the US National Archives​, the The Library of Congress​, and private museums and personal collections.

The Freedom Train stopped in cities in each of the 48 states (Alaska and Hawaii were not yet states), and the documents it carried were seen by more than 3.5 million Americans.

True to its name, the Freedom Train mandated that the admission lines for the exhibit were to be desegregated. Memphis, Tennessee, rejected this condition; in response, the Freedom Train did not stop there as scheduled.

After a successful national tour, the Freedom Train arrived in Washington, DC, for President Truman’s Inauguration Week. At the end of the week, the scrolls of 3.5 million names signed under the Freedom Pledge were donated to the Library of Congress.

Learn more about this amazing traveling museum in our Google​ Cultural Institute exhibit.


George Jackson - 41 year commemoration from Freedom Archives