February 07, 2016

In honor of Black History Month, UDM will a panel discussion, book signing and reception for the book, A Fluid Frontier: Slavery, Resistance, and the Underground Railroad in the Detroit River Borderland. The event will take place on Thursday, Feb. 18 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Student Center Ballroom on McNichols Campus.

Fluid FrontierAs collection of works from authors and editors specializing in American and Canadian history, A Fluid Frontier focuses on the founding of African Canadian settlements in the Detroit River region in the first decades of the 19th century. The book emphasizes on the strong and enduring bonds of family, faith, and resistance that formed between communities in Michigan and what is now Ontario.

The editors, Karolyn Smardz Frost and Veta Tucker, will lead a panel discussion along with a panel of local authors who contributed to the volume. The talk will allow for the sharing of stories of the local Underground Railroad.

There will be an opportunity to purchase a copy of the book and have it signed by the editors and authors. No RSVP is necessary. For more information, please contact Professor of History Roy Finkenbine at 313-993-1016 or