This group of fugitive slaves escaped to freedom in Canada on the Underground Railroad and took up residence in Windsor Ontario, Canada. The image was collected by Ohio State University professor Wilbur H. Siebert ~ Photo from the Ohio Historical Archive.
Sylvia Sweeney's spotlight falls on Mary Ann Shadd, abolitionist and teacher. Living in Windsor, Ontario, she become the first female newspaper editor and the first female black lawyer in North America.
Detroit, Michigan, is commonly referred to as Motor City because of the many automobile manufacturing plants located in the city. It is the largest city in Michigan, with a population approaching one million.