This is a view of Ed Dwight’s sculpture “Gateway To Freedom” that commemorates the roles of Detroit and Windsor, Ontario in the Underground Railroad.  The “Underground Railway” was neither a railway or underground, but a network of freed slaves, abolitionists, and freedom loving whites, blacks and native Americans, that protected and ferried escaped American slaves to freedom in Canada. Windsor, just south of Detroit across the Detroit river was a major freedom destination for these runaways

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Underground Railroad Statuary and Memorial

Gateway to freedom international memorial to the underground railroad in Detroit, Michigan.

Freedom Crossing Monument is located on the bank of the Niagara River in Lewiston, New York, and honors the courage of fugitive slaves who sought a new life of freedom in Canada, and to the local volunteers who helped them on their journey across the Niagara River. The statue based on a fictional book, Freedom Crossing, is breathtaking, because a character from the book, Laura, is disguised in men’s clothing and pointing  to Canada, while a real life hero is helping a family onto a boat.

Freedom Crossing Monument is located on the bank of the Niagara River in Lewiston, New York, and honors the courage of fugitive slaves who sought a new life of freedom in Canada, and to the local volunteers who helped them on their journey across the Niagara River. The statue based on a fictional book, Freedom Crossing, is breathtaking, because a character from the book, Laura, is disguised in men’s clothing and pointing to Canada, while a real life hero is helping a family onto a boat.

Andrew York, black slave to William Clark and who was an invaluable member of the Lewis & Clark Expedition.  A hunter & explorer, he helped to survey and even saved the lives of others in the expedition on numerous occasions. What must it have been like to return to slavery after 2 years of greater respect...to be the only member of the expedition not to receive recognition, money and land let alone his freedom.

Black Men Power: Andrew York

Andrew York, black slave to William Clark and who was an invaluable member of the Lewis & Clark Expedition. A hunter & explorer, he helped to survey and even saved the lives of others in the expedition on numerous occasions. What must it have been like to return to slavery after 2 years of greater respect...to be the only member of the expedition not to receive recognition, money and land let alone his freedom.

Gateway to Freedom International Memorial to the Underground Railroad - Google Search

Detroit front of the Gateway to freedom international memorial to the underground railroad in Detroit, Michigan.

The “Swing Low” Harriet Tubman Statue, New York, USA. In the age of slavery, freedom for many came via the “Underground Railroad”. And for 10 years, Harriet Tubman was a “conductor”, making 19 trips to lead more than 300 slaves north.

The “Swing Low” Harriet Tubman Statue, New York, USA. In the age of slavery, freedom for many came via the “Underground Railroad”. And for 10 years, Harriet Tubman was a “conductor”, making 19 trips to lead more than 300 slaves north.

On Sunday, November the “ Path to Freedom ” sculpture created by Susan Schultz was dedicated at Facer Park in Sandusky. The “Path .

The Mary McLeod Bethune Emancipation Memorial in Washington, D.C.! A beautiful statue designed by Robert Berks and funded by the National Council of Negro Women, Inc.

The Mary McLeod Bethune Emancipation Memorial in Washington, D. A beautiful statue designed by Robert Berks and funded by the National Council of Negro Women, Inc.

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