On sacred ground in Detroit

 

B. Nash in Detroit

B. Nash in Detroit

The grassy area in the rear of the Marker-where the house once stood.

The grassy area in the rear of the Marker-where the house once stood.

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Close-up of the drawing of the house depicted on the Marker

Close-up of the drawing of the house depicted on the Marker

I’ve mentioned in previous posts that Detroit is full of spots that are historical in nature. There are churches and other buildings in the city that still stand (and many of them are still active)- that were from the Civil War era. One particular spot in downtown Detroit marks where a house used to be but is no longer there. It is a small open patch of ground with a Historical Marker explaining the importance of the site. The ground once contained the home of William Webb. It was there that African-American leaders met to discuss how to end slavery. John Brown was there-yes- that John Brown. Frederick Douglass was there, as well. As we all know, the war still came. But, as far as I’m concerned, the ground is sacred by what had been attempted.

 

 

 

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