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HARRIET TUBMAN

 

 

 

 

In 1863 Harriet Tubman helped plan and led a raid by the Union Army to the Combahee Ferry, South Carolina. The raid was very successful freeing from 700 to a 1000 slaves and detroying and capturing millions of dollars worth of Confederate supplies. Harriet Tubman had escaped as a slave from this area in 1849 and was very knowledgable of the area. Many of then slaves rescued that day joined the Union Army and fought in the Civil War. 

A Note on Black History

<Detroit was the site of the automobile manufacturing for America. But few people know that a black man, Mr Charles Richard Patterson holds the title of being the only African American Automobile manufacturer in the United States.

 

Mr. Patterson was an escape slave from Virginia, he was trained as a blacksmith on the plantation. He learned the trade very well. He later escaped sometime prior to the Civil War, and moved to Greenfield Ohio. He got a job as a black Smith and worked his way into owning the company. He produced a line of horse drawn carriages and wagons. In later years one of Mr. Pattersons sons attended Ohio State University. When returned to his fathers company he convinced Mr. Patterson to go into automobile manufacturing.

 

The company produced a numer of vehicles. But, the depression and the inability to attract investments caused the company to fail.  For more information look up the C.R. Patterson & Son Carriage Company of Greenfield, Ohio.  < New text box >>

African American Marines In World War ll

Montford Point Marine Black Marines in World War II

Montford Point Marines. These are some of the veterans of WWII. They where some of America's first black Marines. They where recently awarded the Congressional Gold Medal for their dedication and service to the nation and the black community during World War II. 

 

 

These are members of the Montford Point Detachment of the Marine Corps League located at 13721 Joy Rd. Detroit, MI 48228, phone number 313-587-1206.  The detachment meets the third sunday of each month, and host a number of events, each FRIDAY THEY HAVE A "FISH FRY" 4pm to 8Pm, then you can enjoy music and socializing. To become a member you must be an honorably discharged Marine.

 

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