The Underground Railroad in Michigan


Welcome to my webpages about the Underground Railroad in Michigan. I invite you to explore the historical images and information presented and contact me with your questions and stories.


    Though living far north of the Mason-Dixon line, many mid-nineteenth-century citizens of Michigan rose up to protest the moral offense of slavery; they published an abolitionist newspaper and founded an anti-slavery society, as well as a campaign for emancipation. By the 1840s, a prominent abolitionist from Illinois had crossed the state line to Michigan, establishing new stations on the Underground Railroad. This book is the first comprehensive exploration of abolitionism and the network of escape from slavery in the state. First-person accounts are interwoven with an expansive historical overview of national events to offer a fresh examination of Michigan’s critical role in the movement to end American slavery.


Upcoming Events

April 11 ~ 2 presentations by me:
11 am:  The Underground Railroad                                       in Michigan: From Slavery to Freedom
12 pm: Researching the                Underground Railroad
Library of Michigan, Lansing

Publication of  A Fluid Frontier:  Slavery, Resistance and the Underground Railroad Along the Detroit River in late Summer.

June 17-20 ~ National Underground Railroad Conference -see webpage at Network to Freedom

 Book Description

Carol E. Mull - author, lecturer and scholar of Underground Railroad history in Michigan, and a founding member and past Chair of the Michigan Freedom Trail Commission. 

To view or order:

The Underground Railroad in Michigan

now available in softcover for $25.

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