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Author Christina Streety- Napier is the great granddaughter (3x) of abolitionist Mr. William Lambert. She is an avid family genealogist, who has taken a special interest in researching the Underground Railroad and her family’s personal contributions. 

Mrs. Napier is a graduate of Western Michigan University and until her recent retirement from Kent State University; spent the majority of her professional career in Higher Education.

Mrs. Napier, like the Lambert family; has preserved the family entrepreneurial spirit  having also previously been the owner/operator of a clothing design and dressmaking shop.  

Mrs. Napier is a wife, mother and grandmother; minister, public speaker, proponent for civil rights issues, NAACP activist and an award-winning poet.

Mrs. Napier brings an introspective view of the life of Mr. William Lambert. She enthusiastically presents the historical data surrounding the invaluable contributions of  Mr. Lambert and his family members.  The Lambert family made numerous contributions  to the Underground Railroad, the African-American Mysteries The Order of the Men of Oppression as well as the courageous fight for civil liberties and education for citizens of color in the state of Michigan. 

She has been a sought-after speaker participating in interviews with the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, Speaker for the State of Michigan Historical society convention and a panelist for the Freedom Movement Detroit’s History in the American Underground Railroad Story symposium at Wayne County Community College District, among other speaking engagements in the Detroit area and her local community.


Christina Streety-Napier was also a member of the Detroit 300 International Underground Railroad Monument Collaborative committee in 2001. 

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