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Re: "Cross Border Heritage" - Conference

Dear Lisa:

Your research is simply amazing. You wrote:

"Detroit and Windsor were very important stops on the Underground Railroad. Interestingly enough, since Michigan abolished slavery in 1787, several years before slavery was abolished in Canada, many Canadian slaves actually escaped to freedom by fleeing to Detroit. Slavery was abolished in Canada in 1795 on a graduated basis, finally ending completely in 1834."

We Americans hold fast to the belief that runaway slaves always traveled North to gain freedom in Canada.

Thanks for setting the record straight...that Canadian slaves fled SOUTH to gain their freedom.

Are there any on line sources for the above history?

Thanks again,

K Wyer Lane

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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