Dr. Nathan Thomas

A play about the Underground Railroad
Underground railroad by B.F. Dorsey. Dorsey, B. F., (Benjamin F.) 1898

Nathan M. Thomas helped establish the first anti-slavery newspaper in Michigan and was an active participant on the Underground Railroad. It is estimated that Thomas helped as many as 1,500 escaped slaves obtain freedom in Canada. In 1845, Thomas also unsuccessfully campaigned to become Michigan’s lieutenant governor.