Michigan cemetery where abolitionist, former slave buried gets national historic designation
Clarence Tabb Jr./The Detroit News/TNS

DETROIT — Buried alongside the thousands of graves in a Birmingham cemetery is a part of American history that may not have been widely known. A recent designation by the National Park Service, though, could change that now that the city's connection to Black history and the nation's Underground Railroad network, which carried thousands of runaway slaves to freedom, is recognized. Among the graves at Birmingham's Greenwood Cemetery are the final resting places of local abolitionist Elijah S. Fish and George B. Taylor, a Black man who escaped slavery and fought for the freedom of other slaves. ...