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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Underground Railroad

This montage stands at the foot of Hart Plaza downtown on the Detroit River, a creation of the artist Ed Dwight. It serves as a reminder that Michigan had an intricate underground or clandestine system for ferrying escaping slaves across to Canada. Dwight was also at one time, a US Air Force test pilot, computer systems engineer, real estate developer and building contractor--a pretty awesome resumé.

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