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Freedom, Slavery, and the Underground Railroad - LIB100/201 Approved!

Date and Time:

Thursday, February 28, 2013
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Location:

  • Kirkhof Center » RM 2204 PERE MARQUETTE

Description:

Freedom, Slavery and the Underground Railroad Dr. Veta Tucker A small but dedicated group of Michigan settlersboth blacks and whitesobjected to the US Constitution's endorsement of slavery and to territorial Michigan's blind eye to it. In spite of the Constitution's mandate to enforce slavery, Michigan abolitionists organized a small but powerful armya secret network to assist people held in slavery in Michigan and those escaping slavery in the South find freedom. Abolitionists' refusal to obey the laws protecting slavery ultimately led the US to civil war.

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Contact:

oma@gvsu.edu

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