Gateway to Freedom International Memorial to the Underground Railroad

By: Sarah Jane

Jul 09 2013

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Category: Detroit

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From the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy website:

Located at Hart Plaza on the Riverfront, the Gateway to Freedom International Memorial to the Underground Railroad commemorates Detroit’s pivotal role as a gateway to freedom for thousands of African American people escaping enslavement and finding freedom in Canada. This legacy of Freedom is a vital part of Detroit and its history. Sculpted by Ed Dwight, the monument is collaboration between Detroit 300 and the International Underground Railroad Monument Collaborative and was dedicated on October 20, 2001.

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One comment on “Gateway to Freedom International Memorial to the Underground Railroad”

  1. […] a statue depicting Antoine Laumet de La Mothe, sieur de Cadillac arrival in Detroit. Then on October 20, 2001, the Gateway to Freedom International Memorial to the Underground Railroad opened. The Memorial is commemorating Detroit's role in the Underground […]


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