Journey to Freedom: Washtenaw County Undergound Railroad Tour


Apr
28
2013

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  • Host Department: Theme Semester
  • Date: 04/28/2013
  • Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

  • Location: Meet at the Washtenaw Community College at the Technical & Industrial ¬†Bldg. on Huron River Drive

  • Description:

    The Underground Railroad tour sponsored by the African-American Cultural & Historical Museum of Washtenaw County will have its first public tour of the season on
    Sunday, April 28, 2013,  2:00-5:00 PM. We will stop at over a dozen sites.
    Pick up and drop off will be Washtenaw Community College at the
    Technical & Industrial  Building located on Huron River Drive across from the Health & Fitness center. Transportation will be provided by Golden Limousine.
    For details and reservations call Deborah Meadows at 734-819-8182 or visit the AACHM website www.aachmuseum.org.

     

    Before the Civil War, many Michigan citizens helped slaves escape from the south on the Underground Railroad, a secret organization of safe hiding places and people willing to provide transportation between them.  By day, slaves stayed sheltered in places called stations.  At night, they traveled north.  Station operators gave the slaves food, warm clothing, a place to sleep and directions or transportation to the next station.  Follow the path taken by thousands traveling close to the Huron River through Washtenaw County.  

     

    An Official Tour of the National Park Service National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom.

     


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