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Underground Railroad Sculpture

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Address
256 W. Van Buren Street
Battle Creek, MI 49017
Regions: Battle Creek
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(269) 968-1611
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This monument to the men and women who risked their lives for freedom is an impressive piece of artwork.
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Battle Creek was an important waystation on the Underground Railroad. This monument to the men and women who risked their lives for freedom is an impressive piece of artwork. At 28 feet long and 14 feet high, it’s the biggest monument dedicated to this important part of American history. The bronze is shiny where countless hands have touched it.

One side depicts Quaker stationmasters Sarah and Erastus Hussey bringing African Americans who escaped slavery into their Battle Creek home. The other side depicts Harriet Tubman leading people up North. Tubman actually never stopped in Battle Creek, but her ferocious spirit and contribution to freedom have been honored.

 

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