Escaped Slaves in Detroit

The first race riots in Detroit happened in 1833. Those riots were sparked by the imprisonment of Thornton and Rutha Blackburn, an African American couple… read more

The first race riots in Detroit happened in 1833. Those riots were sparked by the imprisonment of Thornton and Rutha Blackburn, an African American couple who had escaped from slavery. Historian and tour guide Jamon Jordan traveled to the site of the riot and explained the plot to get the Blackburns to freedom in Canada.

C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2019 LCV Cities Tour” in Detroit, Michigan, from from May 18-24, 2019, to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Comcast cable local affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on Book TV on C-SPAN2. close

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Escaped Slaves in Detroit

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Program ID:
461215-1
Category:
Vignette
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Vignette
Location:
Detroit, Michigan, United States
First Aired:
Jun 15, 2019 | 2:57pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
Jun 17, 2019 | 4:37am EDT | C-SPAN 3

Airing Details

  • Jun 15, 2019 | 2:57pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jun 15, 2019 | 6:37pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jun 15, 2019 | 10:25pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jun 16, 2019 | 2:25pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jun 17, 2019 | 4:37am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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