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Love Stories from the Underground Railroad


February 14, 2018

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Ballroom, Student Union, McNichols Campus

Today, we will hear a bicentennial tribute to Frederick Douglass, the most famous and important African American of the nineteenth century. Roy E. Finkenbine, Professor of History and Director of the Black Abolitionist Archive, will talk about Douglass's escape northward to join his beloved Anna, their subsequent marriage, and his importance as a black abolitionist speaker.  The University Chorus will perform two spirituals related to Douglass's life.  A dramatic reading by the Theatre Company of one of his most famous antislavery speeches will follow.

To make a reservation for the lunch performance, please call University of Detroit Mercy Student Life at 313-993-1150. 

University of Detroit Mercy will celebrate Black History Month throughout February with a variety of events and engagements that are open to the public. All of the events are FREE and take place on the McNichols Campus. See the list of events online.

RSVP: Requested

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