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Thursday, August 22, 2019
 
 
Monument - Tower of Freedom, photo courtesy of City of Windsor, Department of Heritage

Photo Courtesy of City of Windsor, Department of Heritage Planning
  Monument - Tower of Freedom
100 Pitt St. East, Windsor

On October 20, 2001 the Tower of Freedom Monument in Windsor and the Gateway to Freedom Monument in Detroit were dedicated. The two monuments face each other across the Detroit River and together are called the International Memorial to the Underground Railroad. The Windsor monument ‘Tower of Freedom’ is a twenty-two foot high tower with a bronze Flame of Freedom created by Denver based sculptor Ed Dwight. The monument honours the harrowing journey made by thousands in search of freedom and pays tribute to Ontario’s role in the Underground Railroad.

 

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