Ed Dwight, creator of Gateway to Freedom in Library for Book Signing Friday

A man whose resume reads: former Air Force Test Pilot, America’s first African American Astronaut Candidate, Computer Systems Engineer, Aviation Consultant, restauranteur, real estate developer, and construction entrepreneur can best be described as a true renaissance man. Ed Dwight has succeeded in all these areas. However, for the last 30 years, Ed has focused his direction on fine art and sculpture, large scale memorial, and public art projects. Since his art career began in 1978, after attaining his MFA in Sculpture from the University of Denver, Ed Dwight has become one of most prolific and insightful sculptors in America.

Here for the “Celebrating the River at Midnight – The Fluid Frontier: Slavery, War, Freedom and the Underground Railroad” conference being held on the McNichols Campus, Ed Dwight will be in the McNichols Campus Library on Friday, October 21, 10:00 AM – noon. Following the conference, the Gateway to Freedom in Detroit and the Tower of Freedom in Windsor will be rededicated on Saturday, October 22.