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Livonia Abolitionists, Garrisonians, and the Story of the Union Meeting House (Trinity House building) with Rochelle Danquah from Greenmead – June 4, 2023
June 4 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm$5.00
In the mid-19th century, the Trinity House Theatre was a non-denominational meeting space called the Union Meeting House that held antislavery lectures and meetings. On October 11, 1856, the site hosted the Third Anniversary of the Michigan Anti-Slavery Society conference, which was attended by Sojourner Truth. Come and learn about the abolitionists—both men and women—who played a key role in abolition activism in Livonia
Township and the surrounding communities in the nineteenth century.
Rochelle E. Danquah is an academic historian and specializes in the history and research of slavery, emancipation, and freedom in the United States, with a special focus on the Underground Railroad in the Midwest. She has lectured and presented at local, state, and national history conferences and is the leading scholar on the Underground Railroad in Western Wayne and Oakland counties in Michigan. Additionally, she has been a guest scholar on the American Black Journal (Detroit Public Television), CBS Detroit (CBS.com), and for the National Underground Railroad Center (Cincinnati, OH). Danquah is a PhD Candidate in Early American History at Wayne State University, an adjunct professor at Oakland University (Rochester, MI), the Special Collection Manager at Greenmead Historical Park, a Commissioner for the Michigan Freedom Trail Commission, and past Director of
Education at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History.