One Time Safe Haven for Slaves now a Museum

By Dave Leval
By Peter Neumann

February 11, 2014 Updated Feb 11, 2014 at 10:32 PM EDT

AMHERSTBURG, Ontario (My TV20 News at 10) --- This is one place where escaped slaves sought freedom. And it's not in Detroit.

This is part of the exhibit at the North American Black Historical Museum and Cultural Center.

Slaves crossed into the region from the Downriver Region of Metro Detroit because it marked the first foreign soil in their flight to freedom.
They often did not cross alone.

Many slave masters also made the crossing to reclaim their property.
Many slaves also built a church on the site in 1848.

It became Canada's first Black National Historic Site in 2000.

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