Professor of History Roy E. Finkenbine was interviewed on the “Underground Railroad in Missouri” by the National Park Service’s Slave Stampedes Project, based at Dickinson College. Finkenbine is a member of the board of advisors for the project. Watch the video here:

Professor of History Roy E. Finkenbine presented at national webinar, informing and mobilizing efforts to designate September as International Underground Railroad Month. The event was co-sponsored by the National Park Service, the Maryland Office of Tourism and the Michigan Freedom Trail Commission. Finkenbine was also recently chosen to participate in …

Professor of History Roy E. Finkenbine wrote the History News Network article, “It’s time for white parents to have the talk with their children,” June 14.

Professor of History Roy E. Finkenbine was quoted in the Truthout op-ed, “Formerly Incarcerated People Should Be Compensated for Telling Their Stories,” May 17. The article compares ex-slaves who spoke for the antislavery movement with former prisoners who advocate for the prison-abolition movement.

Professor of History Roy E. Finkenbine published an invited article, “Black Abolitionists and the Fifteenth Amendment,” on the National Park Service website. The article highlights the Black Abolitionist Archive at Detroit Mercy.

Professor of History Roy E. Finkenbine published the article, “Teaching the Underground Railroad,” on michiganology.org, the digital arm of the Michigan History Center. Read the full article online.

Professor of History Roy E. Finkenbine was interviewed on WDET about the Nancy and Sean Cotton Collection of American Art, 1850-1940 on exhibit at the Oakland University Art Gallery. Finkenbine also gave the talk, “What’s Missing from the Picture?” at the gallery, Feb. 20.

Professor of History Roy E. Finkenbine published the op-ed, “The Erasure of Slavery at Sullivan’s Island,” Feb. 10. Finkenbine gave the talk, “The Underground Railroad: An Overview,” at Clinton-Macomb Public Library in Clinton Township, Feb. 13. On Feb. 14, Governor Gretchen Whitmer appointed Finkenbine to another term on the Michigan …

Professor of History Roy E. Finkenbine spoke to Microsoft health care executives about the work of the Equal Justice Initiative, and related local efforts aimed at racial reconciliation, Jan. 7.

Professor of History Roy E. Finkenbine’s op-ed, “Does Truth Matter Less Than in 1974?” was published by History News Network, Dec. 22.

Professor of History Roy E. Finkenbine led a workshop Underground Railroad for volunteers at the Michigan History Center in Lansing, Nov, 15. Finkenbine was also interviewed on Michigan Public Radio’s “Stateside,” as part of a program on “sanctuary churches” in the era of the Underground Railroad and today, Nov. 12. …

Professor of History Roy E. Finkenbine was a keynote speaker at the 2nd annual Michigan Underground Railroad Heritage Gathering in Lansing, Oct. 26. Finkenbine spoke on “The Native American Underground Railroad in the Midwest” and led the workshops, “Teaching the Underground Railroad.”

Professor of History Roy E. Finkenbine presented the paper, “Intersecting Migrations: Freedom Seekers, Native Americans, and the Underground Railroad in Eastern Wisconsin,” at the annual meeting of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History in Charleston, S.C., Oct. 3.

Professor of History Roy E. Finkenbine gave the talk, “The Underground Railroad: The View from Western Ohio,” to Emerson Employees Coming Together, a corporate group in Sidney, Ohio, Oct. 14.  Finkenbine also gave the talk, “Rumley: An African American Pioneer Community in Frontier Shelby County,” part of the Shelby County …

Professor of History Roy E. Finkenbine gave the talk, “Fugitive Slaves in Indian Country,” at Freedom Movement Pt. 2, a symposium on the Underground Railroad, at the Wayne County Community College District main campus, Sept. 21.

Professor of History Roy E. Finkenbine’s article, “The Forgotten History of the Native Americans Who Helped the Underground Railroad,” was published online by Time, Sept. 19.

Professor of History Roy E. Finkenbine was interviewed by Jennifer Epperson and quoted in The Outline article, “What reparations might look like,” Sept. 17.  

Professor of History Roy E. Finkenbine presented the case study, “Crossing Michigan, Crossing Boundaries: Lessons Learned from Odawa Oral Tradition,” at the National Park Service Network to Freedom Training in Niagara Falls, N.Y., Sept. 12. Finkenbine’s article, “Native Americans Who Assisted the Underground Railroad,” was published by the History News …

The online political magazine Slate gathered four leading scholars — including Detroit Mercy’s Professor of History Roy E. Finkenbine — to discuss the recent congressional hearing on reparations. The current national discussion, Finkenbine said, highlights one important issue: The need to better inform the public. “One thread that I see …

Professor of History Roy E. Finkenbine presented the paper, “Native Americans and the Underground Railroad: Evidence from the Midwest,” at the Midwestern History Conference in Grand Rapids, May 30.

Professor of History Roy E. Finkenbine gave the talk, “Fugitive Slaves in Indian Country,” at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Saginaw Valley State University, May 9.

Professor of History Roy E. Finkenbine was part of a panel, “Working for Freedom: The Often-Ignored Labors of the Underground Railroad and New Directions for Understanding,” at the annual meeting of the Organization of American Historians in Philadelphia, April 6.

Professor of History Roy E. Finkenbine gave a talk on “The Underground Railroad in the Detroit River Borderland” at the Baldwin House Senior Living Community in Birmingham, March 28. He will deliver the same talk at the Bloomfield Township Senior Center on April 12. Finkenbine spoke to students at Anna (Ohio) Local …

Professor of History Roy E. Finkenbine published the op-ed, “What Popular Histories Often Get Wrong about the Underground Railroad,” in the History News Network, Feb. 3.

Professor of History Roy E. Finkenbine published the op-ed, “The GOP needs to stop calling itself the party of Lincoln,” in the History News Network, Nov. 4. It was re-published by Portside.org on Nov. 6.

Professor of History Roy E. Finkenbine chaired and served as the opening plenary speaker at the Michigan Underground Railroad Heritage Gathering, Oct. 27. This event brought together representatives from across southern Michigan with the goal of helping communities better promote their sites and stories related to the Underground Railroad. It …

Professor of History Roy E. Finkenbine gave the presentation, “Much Apu About Nothing: What Caused the Civil War?” at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Saginaw Valley State University, Oct. 18.

Professor of History Roy E. Finkenbine was recently named to the project advisory board for the Slave Stampedes Project of the National Park Service. Finkenbine attended the first meeting of the board at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pa., Sept. 16-17. The project will involve NPS sites at the Abraham Lincoln …

Professor of History Roy E. Finkenbine published the article, “Want to Understand American Slavery?” on the History News Network, July 22. Finkenbine also presented the paper, “The Fugitive Slave Experience in Indian Country: Perrysburg, Ohio, as a Case Study” at the annual meeting of the Midwestern History Association at Grand …

Professor of History Roy E. Finkenbine gave a talk on “The Underground Railroad in the Detroit River Borderland,” at a symposium on “Freedom Movement: Detroit’s History in the American Underground Railroad Story,” at Wayne County Community College District’s downtown campus, Sept. 8. Finkenbine’s book chapter, “The Underground Railroad in Indian …