Juneteenth

Detroit Scavenger Hunt

Saturday, June 19, 2021 - Sunday, June 20, 2021

Visit historical sites around Detroit during our Treasure Hunt for Juneteenth Jubilee Freedom Weekend!

CLUES

  1. It's now a park on Nevada Avenue and Conant Street, but it used to be the estate of an abolitionist. Now the neighborhood is a historic Black community on the northeast side of Detroit. (Conant Gardens)
  2. It was founded in 1846, by William Lambert and William Monroe, and eventually merged with another church. Founded in Black Bottom, it is now on Woodward in the North End, not far from Central High School. (North End)
  3. This historic site is in Greektown and was founded in 1836 and opened a school 3 years later. (Downtown/Greektown area)
  4. The United States has a legislative body. And Detroit has a street named after them. One of the greatest leaders lived at the corner of that street and Beaubien. (Downtown near Greektown)
  5. 200 yards south of Flood's or 200 yards south of Blue Cross/Blue Shield are 2 historic sites. One of them was the site of one of the most important meetings in the Underground Railroad. (Downtown/near Greektown)
  6. It's an image of freedom across the river, one of the reasons Detroit’s codename on the Underground Railroad is Midnight. (Downtown/Riverfront)
  7. [There is no historic plaque or statue here] - Today it's a library behind the Compuware building and Hudson's site. But it was the site of jail, an uprising, and a freedom fight. (Downtown, near Campus Martius)
  8. It's on Lafayette and was the home of 2 newspapers. But before that, it was the home of one. And before that, it was the home of an abolitionist political leader. (Downtown/Financial District)
  9. [There is no longer a plaque here] - Where Larned, Dequindre the Martin Luther King Homes meet was the home of a freedom fighting couple. (Lafayette Park/Dequindre Cut area)
  10. There's a woman at the top and 4 women under her. Then there are 4 men's faces and 4 men standing on a post. Built right after the Civil War, it's the oldest and tallest thing in Campus Martius. (Downtown/Campus Martius)
  11. Before it was Lansing, it was Detroit. There is a park downtown named after it. In that park is a marker honoring a man and his hiding place. (Downtown/Capitol Park, near Campus Martius)
  12.  Across Gratiot from Eastern Market. Go down Russell and the old church was a station on the Underground Railroad. (Downtown near Eastern Market, and Lafayette Park)
  13. You have to go to Chene and then take Macomb to the school circular drive. You then have to get out and walk on the side of the school to see where Black soldiers fought for freedom. (Elmwood Park area)
  14. Inside of this place is the Streets of Old Detroit and the Doorway to Freedom Underground Railroad exhibit. It's sort of next door to the Main Library. (Midtown/Cultural Center)
  15. They were formed in 1844 and were near the river. They hid people who escaped from slavery, and now they're a living museum on Forest and Woodward. (Midtown near Detroit Medical Center)
  16. They started as the Colored Methodist Society and took their present name 2 years later. They used to be in Black Bottom, but now they are on St. Antoine and Warren down the street from the Wright Museum. (Cultural Center)
  17. It used to be IAAM and then MAAH and now it's one of the largest museums in the world devoted to African American history. (Midtown/Cultural Center)
Answers

1. Shubael Conant Homesite

2. St. Matthew's Episcopal Church

3. Second Baptist Church 

4. George DeBaptiste Homesite

5. William Webb/Frederick Douglass-John Brown Meeting Site

6. The Gateway to Freedom International Underground Railroad Monument 

7. The Blackburn Uprising Site 

8. Zachariah Chandler Homesite 

9. William & Julia Lambert Homesite

10. Michigan Soldiers and Sailors Monument - Campus Martius 

11. Seymour Finney Barn Site 

12. St. John's Lutheran Church (now, St. John's-St. Luke's Evangelical Church-UCC) 

13. Camp Ward of the First Michigan Colored Regiment (Duffield Elementary School) 

14. Detroit Historical Museum 

15. First Congregational Church 

16. Bethel AME Church 

17. Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History