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Pre-Camp Freedom Event

In partnership with the Michigan DNR, the Detroit Public Library and the Detroit River Project proudly presents Shonda Buchanan, author of Black Indian at a free pre-camp event that will feature authors, cultural experts and kid’s activities. When: February 15, 2020 Time:12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Where: Detroit Skillman Public Library This is a pre-camp event that is part of the summer international heritage camp, which occurs in July and is focused on the history of the Detroit River and the great cultures that thrived off of it. The summer camp features educational and creative activities for youth. This camp is under the direction of The Detroit River Project led by author and historian, Kimberly Simmons. IN FEBRUARY, COME AND LEARN MORE ABOUT THE NATIVE AMERICAN AND AFRICAN-AMERICAN TRADITIONS OF THE DETROIT RIVER. KIMBERLY SIMMONS, AUTHOR OF "TO THE RIVER" AND "A FLUID FRONTIER" WILL DISCUSS HOW THE DETROIT RIVER HAS ALWAYS BEEN A FOCAL POINT ALONG THE ROAD TO FREEDOM. Detroit River Project DetroitRiverProject@gmail.com BatchelorDavis Group 650-746-4427 Kimberly@kimberlybatchelordavis.com www.KimBDavis.com

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Saturday, February 15, 2020
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Detroit Public Library - Skillman Branch
121 Gratiot Ave.
Detroit MI


A Fluid Frontier

Slavery, Resistance, and the Underground Railroad in the Detroit River Borderland

Edited by Karolyn Smardz Frost and Veta Smith Tucker
With a foreword by David W. Blight

New research on the long, shared struggle for freedom by people of African descent in the Detroit River borderland from a uniquely bi-national perspective.

Published: February 2016
ISBN: 9780814339596
Published: February 2016
ISBN: 9780814339602

Black Indian

A Memoir by Shonda Buchanan

A moving memoir exploring one family’s legacy of African Americans with American Indian roots.

Published: August 2019
ISBN: 9780814345801
Published: August 2019
ISBN: 9780814345818