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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.  A dramatic reading of one of his most famous antislavery speeches will follow.

This event is part of Detroit Mercy's Black History Month programming.

RSVP: Requested

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