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Thread #17760 Message #173657
Posted By: pastorpest
04-Feb-00 - 04:30 PM
Thread Name: Origins/Meaning: Follow the Drinking Gourd
Subject: RE: Help: Follow the Drinking Gourd meanings
Sandwich Baptist Church, Windsor, Ontario, (across the river from Detroit) has hidden cupboards in its basement where escaped slaves hid until they could move further away from the American border. Amherstburg, town on the Canadian side of the Detroit River is home to a Black historical museum, maintianed by descendants of slaves. Both are worth a visit to anyone interested in this subject. Besides it is a great song!