May 20, 2023
Greenmead Historical Park
20501 Newburgh Road
Livonia, MI 48154
Abolition Activism in 19th Century Livonia Township
Saturday, May 20, 2023
This two-part lecture/discussion series is hosted by Greenmead Historical Park and the Trinity House Theatre, honoring and recognizing individuals who were dedicated to ending slavery. Each program will be presented by Rochelle Danquah, the leading scholar on the Underground Railroad in Western Wayne and Oakland counties, and hosted in buildings where Livonia’s abolitionists met, hosted meetings and organized state antislavery conferences. Join us in celebrating the role our community played in eradicating chattel slavery in America.
Hicksite Quakerism and Abolition Activism in 19th Century Livonia Township
Quakers were one of the earliest religious denominations to speak out about the evils of slavery. In this session, guests will learn about the Livonia Hicksite Quakers and their connection to the Quaker settlement in Farmington. Each group supported freedom-seeker’s journey to freedom and the Canadian Home Refugee Society, a Black settlement in Ontario. This is a free program at the Friends Meeting House at Greenmead.