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Underground Railroad Michigan Connection Oak Park Feb. 24

February 17th 2015

Underground Railroad Michigan Connection Oak Park Feb. 24 (Oak Park Library Press Release, Feb. 17, 2015) On Tuesday, Feb. 24 at 7pm historian Dr. Willie Payne will present The Underground Railroad: A Michigan Connection at the Oak Park Library, 14200 Oak Park Blvd. Payne will highlight the southern fugitive slave’s struggle to escape captivity and […]

Performance-Based Lecture on Underground Railroad at West Bloomfield Library Feb. 22

February 4th 2015

Performance-Based Lecture on Underground Railroad at West Bloomfield Library Feb. 22 (Press Release, Feb.14, 2015) Historian and former Pontiac Mayor Dr. Willie W. Payne highlight the southern fugitive slave’s struggle to escape captivity and Michigan abolitionists and free Blacks that assisted them via the Underground Railroad. He uses music, song and photos of local Underground […]