Commemorating the role of Detroiters and their Canadian neighbors in aiding enslaved African American people seeking freedom by way of the Underground Railroad, this statue overlooks the Detroit River and is directly across from Canada. (My image is a part of the whole.) At first Michigan was the destination for freedom seekers, though Canada became a safer sanctuary when slavery was abolished there in 1834. With the passage of the fugitive Slave Act in 1850 in the United States, many runaways who had settled in Detroit crossed the river to Windsor, Ontario to remain free. Some returned after the Emancipation Act of 1863. Copyright 2012 Ann Horn. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. This copyrighted image does not belong to the public domain and may not...
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