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This group of fugitive slaves escaped to freedom in Canada on the Underground Railroad and took up residence in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. The image was collected by Ohio State University professor Wilbur H. Siebert (1866-1961)

This group of fugitive slaves escaped to freedom in Canada on the Underground Railroad and took up residence in Windsor Ontario, Canada. The image was collected by Ohio State University professor Wilbur H. Siebert ~ Photo from the Ohio Historical Archive.

Portrait of Sally Hemings who was a slave of Thomas Jefferson and the mother to his six children.

Who Was Sally Hemings? min) TV-PG Thomas Jefferson had a 37 year relationship and fathered several children with one of his slaves, Sally Hemings.

Three Black Congressmen - May, 1930 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Three Black Congressmen May John R. Lynch was a Mississippi congressman during the Reconstruction era. Oscar Stanton De Priest served as a U. Representative from Illinois from and Thomas E. Miller served as a South Carolina Congressman in

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How Did This Former Slave Become The Wealthiest Black Woman In Los Angeles? – Financial Juneteenth

Bridget "Biddy" Mason (August 1818 in Hancock County, Georgia – January 1891 in Los Angeles, California) was an African American nurse, and a California real estate entrepreneur and philanthropist.

William Still Underground Railroad -  a humble Philadelphia clerk risked his life shepherding runaway slaves to freedom during tumultuous years leading up to American Civil War.  Director of a complex network of abolitionists, sympathizers & safe houses stretching from Philadelphia to So. Ontario.  14 years in service of Underground Railroad, he helped nearly eight hundred former slaves to escape. -1902  http://www.undergroundrailroadconductor.com/Still-Concklin.htm

William Still- helped many escaped slaves find homes and jobs in Philadelphia and he wrote a book after the Civil War about the Underground Railroad.

Sara Lucy Bagby Johnson(1833-1906) was the last known 'fugitive slave' in U.S. history. Lucy escaped via the Underground Railroad to PA then on to Cleveland, Ohio. Her owner, William Goshorn(WV), eventually located her, and she was returned under the provisions of the Fugitive Slave law. One can only imagine what she went through. She was eventually saved by a Union Captain around the time period of the execution of Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation. Exact date is unknown.

Sara Lucy Bagby was the last known 'fugitive slave' in U. Lucy escaped via the Underground Railroad to PA then on to Cleveland, Ohio. Her owner, William Goshorn(WV), eventually located her, and she was returned under the prov

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