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International Underground Railroad Memorial

The International Underground Railroad Memorial consists of two bronze sculptures by African American artist Ed Dwight. “The Gateway to Freedom,” below Detroit’s Hart Plaza, depicts freedom seekers being directed across the Detroit River. “The Tower of Freedom” is situated across the Detroit River in Windsor’s Civic Esplanade, and represents African Americans newly arrived into “The Queen’s Domain” of freedom from slavery.

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