Exploring the Underground Railroad

Exploring the Underground Railroad by Julie Denney The Railroad that did not Run on Tracks The Underground Railroad played a pivotal role in American history providing a route to freedom for many enslaved Africans.  Not actually a railroad it was a series of safe houses, and points of guidance and assistance for those making the journey.  … More Exploring the Underground Railroad

Two Michigan Senators made mark on American history

Called the Lion of the Senate, the late U.S. Senator Edward Kennedy made his mark on American history and will long be remembered for his  legacy of  championing the causes of those less fortunate. While long forgotten, two 19th century Senators from Michigan made a huge impact on our nation’s history as well. Some historians … More Two Michigan Senators made mark on American history

Woodward and Jefferson: markers and monuments commemorate Detroit’s rich history

History abounds at the corner of Detroit’s Woodward and Jefferson Avenue. Recently I spent a wonderful afternoon shooting pictures for my Civil War guide. I hadn’t been to Hart Plaza in years, but needed to visit this site for research. You see, a significant event occurred at the foot of Woodward during the Civil War. … More Woodward and Jefferson: markers and monuments commemorate Detroit’s rich history