How Detroit played a role in the Underground Railroad

The Underground Railroad ran through Metro Detroit before heading into Canada.
The Underground Railroad ran through Metro Detroit before heading into Canada.

DETROIT – The Underground Railroad -- dangerous path to freedom for slaves -- ran through Metro Detroit before heading into Canada.

Here’s a look at some Detroiters who played big roles in the Underground Railroad and the historic sites in the city, as well as across the Detroit River in Canada, that you may not have ever noticed.

READ: Work underway to restore Underground Railroad safe house in Walled Lake

Watch the full report in the video above to learn more.


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Rhonda Walker has been helping Detroiters get motivated and ready for the day for the past 22 years. A confessed morning person, this award winning talented and versatile journalist starts her day at 2:00 am to co-anchor the weekday morning newscast at WDIV-Local 4 News. A position she’s held since 2003.