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Battle Creek, Michigan

Giclée Prints & cards

by Maggie LaNoue

These scenes and more are available in cards and prints from Art Center of Battle Creek,
or contact us for ordering information.

Legend of the Underground Railroad Sculpture in Battle Creek, Michigan

A sculpture honoring the Underground Railroad is located at 1 East Michigan Avenue in Battle Creek near the W. K. Kellogg Residence. The Underground Railroad was a secret network that funneled fugitives from slavery in the South to freedom in the North and to Canada, where slavery was outlawed.

The sculpture features Harriet Tubman, the best known conductor on the Underground Railroad and Erastus Hussey who specialized in making sure that the fugitives from slavery got from Battle Creek to the next stop east on the route to Canada: Marshall, Michigan.

Ed Dwight, the sculptor, served as a pilot in the Air Force, and was selected by the Kennedy administration to be the first African American to train in the astronaut program, where he served for five years. He became a sculptor after completing his service. Detroit area residents are familiar with his impressive works - The Gateway to Freedom Statue in Hart Plaza and The Tower of Freedom Statue in Windsor near Detroit River.


Learn More about the Underground Railroad
in Mid Michigan by ordering the new book:

crossroads book

Michigan's Crossroads

to Freedom

by Linda Haas


Price- $15

Download the book flier by clicking here.

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