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Michigan Freedom Trail Commission
The Michigan Freedom Trail Commission preserves, protects and promotes the rich legacy of the Underground Railroad and the antislavery movement in Michigan.
- Melinda Babarskis, Lansing, Library of Michigan
- Neil A. Barclay, Detroit, Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
- Amanda J. Campbell, Chair, Harrisville, knowledgeable in historic preservation
- Rochelle E. Danquah, Farmington Hills, Senate Majority Leader
- Dr. Angela D. Dillard, Ann Arbor, academic community knowledgeable in African American history
- Roy E. Finkenbine, Livonia, academic community knowledgeable in African American history
- Jamon Jordan, Detroit, actively involved in civil rights
- Deidra E. Mayweather, Grand Rapids, general public
- Robin Peebles, Lansing, Travel Michigan
- Vivian L. Ritter, Battle Creek, local communities with significant UGRR presence
- Priscilla D. Robinson, Detroit, member-at-large
- Jason Young, Ann Arbor, academic community knowledgeable in African American history
Heritage Gathering - September 2022
The Michigan Freedom Trail Commission is proud to present the 5th Annual Heritage Gathering - three free virtual evening programs and a low-cost daylong, in-person conference at the Michigan History Center in Lansing.
2022 Meeting Schedule
In its quest to discover and chronicle the legacy of the Underground Railroad in Michigan, the Michigan Freedom Trail Commission holds quarterly meetings. Unless noted, all meetings are held in person at the Michigan Library and Historical Center in the Morris Learning Center (first floor, east wing); attendance via Zoom is also available. Meetings begin at 11 a.m. and are open to the public; agendas will be posted here in PDF format as they become available. The Michigan Library and Historical Center is located at 702 West Kalamazoo Street, Lansing. The building and visitor parking are on the north side of Kalamazoo Street, two blocks east of M. L. King Jr. Boulevard.
- March 4 - read the agenda
- May 20 - read the agenda
- October 14 - read the agenda
- December 9 - read the agenda
University of Michigan Detroit Center
3663 Woodward Ave.
Detroit, MI 48201
Join the December 9 Michigan Freedom Trail Commission meeting on Zoom
Meeting ID: 893 3410 6810 Passcode: 21Nc6h
One tap mobile: +13126266799,,89334106810#,,,,*836744#
2023 Meeting Schedule
- Feb. 17
- May 19
- Aug. 18
- Nov. 17