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George DeBaptiste Homesite

The George DeBaptiste Homesite is marked by a historical plaque on the Southwest corner of East Larned and Beaubien Streets in Detroit. DeBaptiste was a key leader in Detroit’s black abolitionist community, participating in the Detroit Colored Vigilant Committee, Underground Railroad activities and recruiting men to enlist in Michigan’s Colored 102nd Infantry Regiment during the Civil War.

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This program was funded by the U.S. Department of Education Underground Railroad Educational and Cultural Program.