George deBaptiste, a freeborn African American, made substantial and well-documented contributions to Underground Railroad and antislavery activities in Kentucky, Indiana, and Mighigan. Beginning as early as 1837, deBaptiste challenged state and federal laws and the racism of Southern slaveholders and northern whites, to ensure the freedom and dignity of all African Americans. deBaptiste's actions were documented in antislavery publications such as the Signal of Liberty, the Provincial Freeman, and the Detroit Daily Advertiser and Tribune and by Levi Coffin.
Visitor Information: Currently not open to public.
Location: 441 E. Jefferson, Detroit, 48226
National Park Unit: Yes
Ownership: BCBS of Michigan BCBS of Michigan
Location Type: Site
UGRR Operatives: George DeBaptiste,John Brown,Levi Coffin