PASSAGE TO FREEDOM SECRETS OF THE UNDERGOUND RAILROAD EXHIBIT
Although the majority were sent to Brazil and the Caribbean, 6% (600,000-650,000) were taken to the United States. In total, between 10-11 million Africans were taken from their country.

Port Huron served as one of the key points in the Underground Railroad for freedom seekers.  "Passage to Freedom: Secrets of the Underground Railroad" is the newest exhibit by the Port Huron Museum that highlights this event is Michigan history.  The exhibit also features "Quilting Sisters: African American Quilting in Michigan" which records the patterns of migration of former slaves and documents ethnic identity in various quilting traditions. The exhibit will remain on display through Feb. 24, 2012.
 
Map of transport
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Map of transport

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Saddle from Gen. Sheridan's horse- Rienzi

27th Regiment Michigan Volunteer Infantry

Artifacts and tools from Fort Gratiot used in 1800's

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FACTS

Slave quarters

Bags of Cotton

shackles

Whip and Ball and Chain

Box used by ascaped slave to ship himself to freedom

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Backside view of staircase showing hiding spots for slaves

Abolitionist home replica

Quilt symbols

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