The Signal of Liberty, Ann Arbor's 1840s-era abolitionist newspaper, goes online

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Join us at the Traverwood branch on Saturday, October 17, 2-4:00 p.m. to help us launch the online version of Ann Arbor's Signal of Liberty newspaper. The full text of this abolitionist newspaper, published in Ann Arbor in the 1840s, will be available online for the first time. Carol Mull, local historian of the Underground Railroad in Michigan, will be on hand at the launch to talk about some of the unique content in the Signal of Liberty and its role in her research; and Library staff will demonstrate browsing and full text access to over 12,000 articles and 312 issues of the newspaper. This project was done in partnership with the Bentley Historical Library and Digital Library Productions Services.

On Sunday, October 18, from 2-5:00 p.m., the African American Cultural and Historical Museum will host a related "Journey to Freedom" bus tour of local stops on the Underground Railroad. Click here for additional information about the tour.


Will we be able to access the Signal of Liberty from our home computer or will we need to use a library computer?

Yes, you will definitely be able to access it from home!

It will be interesting to see how this newspaper does on the Internet. Every print newspaper has decisions to make about staying alive and finding ways to make income on their Internet pages. No one that I've heard of has found that magic formula yet to move publications into the next phase of their existence while making a profit. online casino

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I see this was a few years ago but does anyone know if this is an annual event? I would like to attend and the tour comes right through my neighborhood.