River of Detroit, Michigan print   Save
Wilbur H. Siebert Collection
Description: Thousands of fugitive slaves crossed into freedom in Canada over this river in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan. This photograph, from Alvord and Company, was made from an 1850 image in the C. M. Burton collection. The image was collected by Ohio State University professor Wilbur H. Siebert (1866-1961). Siebert began researching the Underground Railroad in the 1890s as a way to interest his students in history. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL03077
Subjects: Underground Railroad--Michigan; Ohio History--Slavery, Anti-Slavery and Civil Rights
Places: Detroit (Michigan); Wayne County (Michigan)