Antislavery Society

Registered Site S0488

Antislavery Society

The founding meeting of the Michigan Antislavery Society was held in the First Presbyterian Church located on this site, on November 10, 1836. Delegates from six counties elected officers and adopted fourteen resolutions denouncing slavery. This convention led to the establishment in Jackson in 1839 of the American Freeman, the state's first antislavery newspaper and its successor, Ann Arbor's Signal of Liberty in 1841.
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Erected 1976

Location: 340 East Huron Street
Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County

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Latitude: 42.281354, Longitude: -83.7451040

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