Evening Sessions-Midnight: Detroit & the Underground Railroad

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The Evening Sessions is a monthly adult program series featuring a fun and engaging mix of presentations, lectures, workshops, demonstrations, author visits, and performances on topics covering the arts, culture, history, science, and more!

Midnight: Detroit and the Underground Railroad

Codenamed Midnight, Detroit was a vital station on the Undergrounds Railroad.  Thousands crossed the river to freedom in Canada from Detroit.  Detroit abolitionists helped freedom seekers from the south evade slave catchers and local law enforcement on their way to Canada.  Detroit's abolitionist community were fierce in their support of runaways in the face of severe local opposition.  Despite this opposition, Detroit's abolitionists persisted.

How to Attend

Join us in the Kantzler Community Room at the Alice & Jack Wirt Library. 


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