John Brown first came to St. Catharines BME church in Canada to recruit men for the attack on Harper's Ferry to abolish slavery.the attack failed and he was hanged for treason. He was hailed for his efforts and passion to end slavery.
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.
George Franklin Grant was a professor at Harvard. He was born in Oswego, New York to former slaves. After receiving his degree in he became a faculty member at Harvard, in the School of Mechanical Dentistry, where he served for 19 years.