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Lunch & Learn – The Black Pioneer of Puritan Avenue


November 17, 2017

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Presidents' Dining Room, Student Union, McNichols Campus

"The Black Pioneer of Puritan Avenue: Another Side of Detroit 1967"

Although nearly lost to history, James Kanada, a runaway slave who escaped from Mississippi to Detroit, was among the pioneers of what is now Puritan Street long before there was a McNichols Campus. Rediscovered in July 1967, he was honored by the city of Detroit, then forgotten for another fifty years. This presentation will tell his story and its significance for the campus neighborhood.

This is a lunch and learn by Professor of History and Director of the Black Abolitionist Archive Roy E. Finkenbine. The event is sponsored by the Black Abolitionist Archive and Phi Alpha Theta.

Refreshments will be provided.

RSVP: Unnecessary

Contact: Roy E. Finkenbine, professor, History
Phone: 313-993-1016
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