Dr. Anderson Ruffin Abbott, Dr. Lewis Milburn, Air Marshal Billy Bishop
Dr. Anderson Ruffin Abbott first Black Canadian to graduate from Medical School, University of Toronto, 1861. Dr. Lewis H. Milburn McGill University Bachelor of Science and first Black Canadian to graduate from Western's Medical School, 1957. On the advice of his mentor Air Marshal Billy Bishop Dr. Lewis Milburn became the first Black Canadian Flight Surgeon Ada Thompson-Milburn, Dr. Lewis H. Milburn, Lewis B. Milburn, and Geneva Cross-Milburn.
Quadrature of the Sphere
Deputy Director AeroSpace Medicine Dr. Lewis Milburn representing the U.S. Air Force at the International European Congress of Aviation and Space Medicine in Rome.
Historical Society Archives
Buxton National Historic Site and Museum,North Buxton,Ontario
Honoree late Dr. Lewis Milburn standing in front of First Baptist Church. Dr. Milburn’s ancestors provided a protected sanctuary in Chatham, Ontario for a meeting of abolitionists including Frederick Douglass and John Brown this historical meeting helped precipitate the Civil War and Emancipation. Dr.Milburn toured Buxton National Historic Site Museum,attended several Buxton Labor Day Homecomings. Emancipation Day Celebration : Windsor Ontario, London (Beth Emanuel BME Church) Owen Sound, Amherstburg, Collingwood (Carolynn and Sylvia Wilson-Sheffield Park Black History Museum) Clarksburg, Hamilton (St. Paul's AME Church - Prince Hall Mason Plaque), Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick (Willow Grove Baptist Church), Toronto Simcoe Day-Caribana, St. Catharines, Montreal (Union United Church) Quebec, Halifax Nova Scotia (Viola Desmond, Rosa Parks), Winnipeg Manitoba, Eldon Saskatchewan (Shiloh Baptist Church), Edmonton Alberta (Emmanuel AME Church) Vancouver - Victoria (First Baptist Church North Star Mission) British Columbia, Canada.
Freedom Conductor Award Recipients
Underground Railroad Descendants – museum trustee chairman Colonel Lawrence Millben, Dr. David Milburn, and Dr. Carlyle Fielding Stewart III Freedom Conductor Award recipients experienced the empowerment while viewing museums ancient Egyptian “Visiting the Royal Family” exhibit and the Underground Railroad artifacts. Toronto (Royal Ontario Museum), Hamilton (Griffin House), Niagara Falls Heritage Area, Salem Chapel B.M.E Church (Harriet Tubman) St. Catharines, Montreal Quebec (Philipsburg United Church), African Meeting House Boston (Rev. Thomas Paul), Cheyney University Cheyney Pennsylvania, Belmont Mansion Philadelphia, Hosanna A.U.M.P. Church Lincoln University ( Dr. Judith A.W. Thomas), United Church on the Green adjoining Yale University, Memorial A.M.E Zion Church (Frederick Douglass, Susan B. Anthony) Rochester New York, Mother A.M.E. Zion Church New York, Metropolitan A.M.E. Church Washington D.C. St. John's Episcopal Church Cleveland Ohio, Case Western Reserve University (Owen Brown), Bethel A.M.E Church Indianapolis Indiana, Quinn Chapel A.M.E. Church Chicago Illinois were North Star Underground Railroad Destinations.
President William Jefferson Clinton, Colonel Lawrence Millben, Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm
President Bill Clinton signed the National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Act to preserve and protect the Underground Railroad.
Key Underground Railroad conveyance domains William Still House, First Congregational Church of Detroit (Harriet Beecher Stowe), Buxton Historic Site Museum (Shannon Prince), Warren House Harvard University Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr., Josiah Henson House Dresden.
Charles H Wright Museum
Dr. David Milburn was the recipient of Charles H. Wright Museum's coveted "Legacy Award," chaired the Economic Development Committee during the building of Museum of African American History. Dr. Milburn standing to the left of his mentor's Dr. Charles H. Wright bust, David Smedley's masterpiece. Dr. Wright was a mentor to many in medicine and encouraged noblesse oblige, giving back to the community. Underground Railroad Descendants Dr. Barbara Smith, Dr. David Milburn, Dr. Roberta Wright of the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, Colonel Lawrence Millben retired base commander of Selfridge Airbase, and Grace Doss.
Underground Railroad International Legacy: Chief Tecumseh Fort Malden(Mona Stonefish, Trustee Philip Alexander - Amherstburg Freedom Museum) King's Counsel Delos Rogest Davis - Justice Lloyd Dean Essex County, Dr. Howard McCurdy Windsor Ontario, London - Dr. Lauren McCurdy St. Joseph's Hospital, Rev. Cory Milburn Grant AME Church Toronto Canada (Black History Month-Dr. Douglas and Beverley Salmon, Warren G. Salmon, Dr. Howard A Blanchette, Rosemary Sadlier, Kathy Grant Legacy Voices, Gwyneth M. Chapman, OBHS founder Dr. Daniel G. Hill, Nikki Clarke), Thornton and Lucie Blackburn (Karolyn S. Frost) house Cecelia Jane Reynolds, John W. Morrison - Cataract House, Fort Erie, Nathaniel Dett Memorial Chapel BME Church Niagara Falls, Nova Scotia ( William Hall-Victoria Cross, Viola Desmond, Dr. George McCurdy, Justice Corrine E. Sparks, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson), Prince Albert - President Society Extinction of Slavery, St. Matthews Episcopal Church Detroit (William Lambert), Dr. William Henry Fitzbutler - Fitzbutler House Medical School University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Oberlin College (Tamika Y. Nunley) Oberlin Ohio, Vassar College (Matthew Vassar) NY, Dartmouth College (Rev. Johnathan C. Gibbs) NH, Middlebury College (Alexander Twilight) VT, Dr. John Van Salee De Grasse (Jacqueline Kennedy, Humphrey Bogart, Gloria Vanderbilt) Alexander Hamilton, Ida Stover Eisenhower, Babe Ruth, Clark Gable, Denmark Vesey-Emanuel A.M.E. Church Charleston S.C., Rev. Asa Turner - Denmark Congregational Church Iowa, Fort Monroe VA, Melungeons (President Abraham Lincoln, Ava Gardner, Elvis Presley) Appalachia, Fort Pulaski GA., Fort Mose - St. Augustine, Chief Osceola Seminole Nation Florida, Louisiana - Haiti (Toussaint Louverture 1798), Patricia Ann Talley and Candelaria Donaji Mendez Tello, Coahuila Mexico (Roseann Bacha -Garza, President of Mexico Vicente Guerrero 1829, Vicente Riva Palacio, Jose Maria Morelos, Gaspar Yanga), Tony Gleaton Smithsonian Exhibit "Africas Legacy in Mexico"
Alpha Phi Alpha Brothers
Underground Railroad descendants Mayor Dennis Archer, Ada Thompson-Milburn family matriarch, and Dr. David A. Milburn share family history at Dr. Milburn's Detroit residence.
Atty.Roderick D. Gillum, Mayor Dennis Archer, Atty. Harry E. Johnson Sr., Coach Tony Dungy
Atty. Roderick D. Gillum board chairman (et. W.K. Kellogg Foundation) and Atty. Harry E. Johnson Sr. president of the Washington D.C. Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial. Mayor Dennis Archer first African American President Elect of American Bar Association. Paul Robeson grandfather Charles H. Bustill was an abolitionist and U.R. conductor. Underground Railroad descendant Coach Tony Dungy (Jimmy Raye of Light M.S.U. Duffy Daugherty, Quiet Strength) first African American NFL coach to win Super Bowl. Descendant Dr. Yenwith Whitney an elite fighter pilot Tuskegee Airmen and M.I.T aeronautical engineer.