On This Day: African-American Life in Detroit
Photo courtesy of the Walter P. Reuther Library of Labor and Urban Affairs, Wayne State University
On this day in 1859, abolitionists Frederick Douglass, a black man, and John Brown, a white man, meet in Detroit at the home of
prominent African-American resident William Webb to discuss efforts to end slavery in America.
The location of the conversation is Congress Street at St. Antoine.
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