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New research exposes Detroit’s pre-Underground Railroad history

New research exposes Detroit’s pre-Underground Railroad history

Apr. 24 | The beleaguered city’s slavery past suggests much about its potential future   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Detroit historically has been known as a key stop in the Underground Railroad, visited by Blacks escaping from slavery in the...

Emancipation Proclamation and our collective history

Emancipation Proclamation and our collective history

Jan. 16 |   By Benjamin Todd Jealous Guest Commentator   The Emancipation Proclamation, which set our nation on the path to the end of slavery, was signed 150 years ago this month. This year, we should resolve to teach our children the story of our...

Fragments of the Ark:  Civil War saga tells of Black soldiers and survivors

Fragments of the Ark: Civil War saga tells of Black soldiers and survivors

Oct. 11 |     Gifted novelist Louise Meriweather followed Daddy Was a Number Runner with Fragments of the Ark (Pocket Books/Simon and Schuster) a fascinating work of “faction” — well-crafted, fictional characters in an exciting tale steeped...
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