Trailside Center, 4700 Dublin Ave. in Midland, Friday, May 17, 11:45am-1:00pm
To register for the program, call 989-633-3700 by 9:00am on the day of the program. Please be sure to specify if registering for the program only or the program and lunch. Attendees planning to have lunch need to arrive by 11:30am at Trailside. Space is limited in the room, so please call ahead to reserve a spot. Lunches are by suggested donation to those over 60, or $6 for those under 60, payable at the door.
Freedom’s Journey: The Extraordinary Story of the Highgate Family of Midland
The story of one of the first African American families to come to Midland in 1882 starts with their connections to Sally Hemings, Pittsburgh abolitionists, flight to Canada after the Fugitive Slave Law of 1850, and eventual return to the US and life in Midland. Their contributions to our community will be shared through the use of original documents and hundreds of images. Join author, archivist and historian Tawny Ryan Nelb as she shares this fascinating story from Midland’s past.