A Freeing Cut: Black Barbers in Michigan as Activists Against Slavery

February 21, 2019, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Troy Public Library

Adult, Educational, Free

Michelle S. Johnson, Ph. D. will share how black barbers mobilized across professions to challenge the political, legal and social systems of slavery. George De Baptiste of Detroit and Calvin Hackett of Marshall, both significant in what came to be called the Underground Railroad, highlight how black Michigan barbers deeply and impactfully established roots in a long-standing regional, national and international history of resistance.
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February 21, 2019

6:30pm - 8:30pm

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Troy Public Library

510 W. Big Beaver Rd, Troy, MI 48084, Meeting Room


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