The Michigan Freedom Trail Commission and the Michigan History Center, in partnership with the William L. Clements Library, are pleased to announce the 2021 Heritage Gathering schedule.
This year's program kicks off with weekly virtual presentations in September, to commemorate International Underground Railroad Month. Save the date for these programs, which run 7 - 8:30 p.m. They are free and will take place via Zoom.
The September 23 program is The Kentucky Raid and John Felix White, presented by Veta Tucker and Carol Mull. Two more of the 1847 slave rescues with be discussed. Veta Smith Tucker will discuss the Kentucky Raid in Cass County and Carol Mull will discuss the John Felix White rescue at the convergence of Lenawee, Jackson, and Washtenaw counties.
Tucker is retired Professor of English and African American Studies and Director of the Kutsche Office of Local History at Grand Valley State University, the author of The Kentucky Raid: A Twenty-First Century History, and co-editor of A Fluid Frontier. Mull is the author of The Underground Railroad in Michigan.
We invite you to explore our online calendar, where you'll find all Michigan History Center events throughout the state.