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Celebrating Black History Month - The Underground Railroad

Date and Time

Wednesday, February 27, 2013
4:30 PM


  • Charles W. Loosemore Auditorium


Speaker:  Veta Tucker
(Assoc. Professor, English & African American Studies)
Topic:  “Freedom, Slavery and the Underground Railroad in MI”
Date:  Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Time:  4:30 p.m.
Location: Charles W. Loosemore Auditorium, Richard M. DeVos Center

A small but dedicated group of Michigan settlers—both blacks and whites—objected to the US Constitution’s endorsement of slavery and to territorial Michigan’s blind eye to it.  In spite of the Constitution’s mandate to enforce slavery, Michigan abolitionists organized a small but powerful army—a secret network to assist people held in slavery in Michigan and those escaping slavery in the South find freedom.  Abolitionists’ refusal to obey the laws protecting slavery ultimately led the US to civil war.


Event parking is available in the Fulton Lot and overflow will be moved to the Watson Lot. See maps for directions.

The event is free and open to the public.

If you have any questions please contact the Seidman College of Business at (616) 331-7100 or email


Seidman College of Business Alumni Association



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