Nathan M. Thomas


Nathan M. Thomas

Nathan M. Thomas helped establish the first anti-slavery newspaper in Michigan and was an active participant on the Underground Railroad. It is estimated that Thomas helped as many as 1,500 escaped slaves obtain freedom in Canada. In 1845, Thomas also unsuccessfully campaigned to become Michigan's lieutenant governor.




Theodore Foster Home


Theodore Foster Home

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Henry Bibb


Henry Bibb

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Huron Block on Broadway


Huron Block on Broadway

Guy Beckley published the Signal of Liberty above his brother Josiah's store in the Huron Block on Broadway.

Read more in The Underground Railroad in Ann Arbor by Grace Shackman and Ann Arbor Streets: Lower Town.

Image courtesy of Bentley Historical Library.




Theodore R. Foster (1812-1865)


Theodore R. Foster (1812-1865)

Theodore R. Foster, editor of Signal of Liberty. Born in Foster, Rhode Island, April 3, 1812. Died in Lansing, Michigan, December 27, 1865.

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Theodore R. Foster home, 317 N. Chestnut, Lansing, Michigan


Theodore R. Foster home, 317 N. Chestnut, Lansing, Michigan

Theodore R. Foster home at 317 N. chestnut, Lansing, Michigan. Built in 1859 at a cost of $1307.53.

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Letter from Thodore Foster, July 10, 1820


Letter from Thodore Foster, July 10, 1820

Letter from Theodore Foster, July 10, 1820, to his son Theodore R. Foster at Providence, Rhode Island telling him to be worthy of his name, RAEEJEPH, made up of the first letters of the names of his ancestors.




Laura Haviland


Laura Haviland

An important figure in the history of the Underground Railroad in Michigan, Laura Haviland was also one of the founding members of the first antislavery society in Michigan in 1832.

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Sojourner Truth


Sojourner Truth

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Laura Haviland


Laura Haviland

An important figure in the history of the Underground Railroad in Michigan, Laura Haviland was also one of the founding members of the first antislavery society in Michigan in 1832. .




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