Love Stories from the Underground Railroad

Love Stories from the Underground Railroad

Date(s) - February 14, 2023
12:45 pm - 2:00 pm

Student Union Ballroom, McNichols Campus

Roy E. Finkenbine, professor of History and director of the Black Abolitionist Archive, will share the story of Thorton and Lucy Blackburn, a couple who escaped enslavement in Kentucky and settled in Detroit, only to be captured in 1833 by slave catchers and legal authorities. Through the intrepid action of Detroiters, the Blackburns were rescued and rushed to Canada, where they became individuals of historical significance.

This year marks the 10th consecutive year for the Love Stories event, which is free and open to the public. The event also features music from the African American tradition performed by the University Chorale. Lunch will be provided. Attendees are asked to RSVP on Detroit Mercy Live.

Love Stories is sponsored by the Black Abolitionist Archive, Student Life and the Office of Student Affairs.

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