Underground Railroad Lectures at area libraries

Sunday, February 12, 3:00PM – 4:30PM
An Epic of Heroism: The Underground Railroad Bloomfield Township and Oakland County, 1820s – 1860s
Professor Rochelle E. Danquah will take us on a journey on the Underground Railroad in Oakland County. A noted historian and researcher from Farmington Hills, she serves on the Michigan Freedom Trail Commission. Join us to hear stories of determination – from freedom seekers and abolitionists — and learn about Bloomfield Township’s role in this movement and era of resistance and freedom.
Bloomfield Township Public Library, 1099 Lone Pine Road, Bloomfield Township, MI  48302,
(248) 642-5800
 
Wednesday, February 22, 2012,  7:00PM – 8:30PM
Northward Bound: Oakland County’s Role in the Abolitionist and Underground Railroad Movement in Michigan, 1820s – 1870s
Professor Rochelle E. Danquah, a Farmington resident and Underground Railroad historian, will discuss Oakland County’s role and contribution to the Underground Railroad Movement in Michigan. Danquah, vice chairperson of the Michigan Freedom Trail Commission, is currently an Adjunct Professor for Wayne County Community College District. She has done extensive research on resistance and the abolitionist activism in Michigan concentrating primarily on Oakland County and surrounding areas and Clarkston.
Independence Township Library, 6495 Clarkston Road, Clarkston, MI  48346, (248) 625-2212

Sunday, February 25, 2012,  7:00PM – 8:30PM
Almost Home: The Spirit of the Abolitionist Movement in Lyon Charter Township and Surrounding Oakland County Communities
Rochelle E. Danquah, a Farmington resident and Underground Railroad historian, will discuss Lyon Charter Township’s role and contribution to the Underground Railroad Movement in Michigan Danquah,. vice chairperson of the Michigan Freedom Trail Commission, is the past Director of Education for the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History and is currently an Adjunct Professor for Wayne County Community College District. She has done extensive research on resistance and the abolitionist activism in Michigan concentrating primarily on Oakland County and surrounding areas.
 Lyon Township Public Library, 27005 S. Milford Road, South Lyon, Michigan 48178,
 
Wednesday, February 29, 2012,  7:00PM – 8:30PM
Tracking the Underground Railroad through Novi and Neighboring Communities
Michigan Freedom Trail Commission member, Rochelle Danquah, has stories of Novi’s connections to the Underground Railroad as it operated in Oakland County. Gain a greater appreciation for the extraordinary courage of ordinary people, both those seeking freedom and those who assisted them along the Freedom Trail.
Novi Public Library, 45175 West 10 Mile Road, Novi, MI  48374, Reservation required.

(248) 347-0456

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