|February 22, 2023||$125|
New! – Detroit was a beacon of hope and freedom for the 50,000+ people who escaped slavery via the Underground Railroad. Stand in the same places as escaped slaves who persevered to reach freedom.
Visit the Second Baptist Connection to Freedom and take an historical ride on a train that traveled on no tracks. Sit in the Croghan Street Station and hear the story of runaways escaping slavery who rested in secret in a basement room of the church before crossing the Detroit River to Canada and "Freedom". After lunch, spend time at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. The 22,000-square foot exhibition contains more than 20 galleries that allow patrons to travel over time and across geographic boundaries. The journey begins in Africa, the cradle of human life. Witness several ancient and early modern civilizations that evolved on the continent. Cross the Atlantic Ocean, experience the tragedy of the Middle Passage, and encounter those who resisted the horrors of bondage, emancipated themselves, and sometimes took flight by the way of the Underground Railroad.
A family style lunch is included at Slows BBQ Detroit.
- Canton Summit on the Park – 46000 Summit Parkway
- Southgate Civic Complex – 14710 Reaume Pkwy