Fugitive Slaves from Norfolk, Virginia, July 1856

Description

Caption, Heavy Weights-Arrival of a Party at League Island. Runaway slaves being assisted ashore at Philadelphia from schooner which had carried 15 Underground Rail Road passengers. Still was the son of fugitive slaves and headed the underground railroad in Philadelphia through the 1850s (information provided by Phil Lapsansky, Library Company of Philadelphia).

Source

William Still, The Underground Railroad (Philadelphia,1872), facing p. 561.

Language

English

Rights

Image is in the public domain. Metadata is available under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International.

Identifier

NW0262

Spatial Coverage

North America--Virginia

Citation

"Fugitive Slaves from Norfolk, Virginia, July 1856", Slavery Images: A Visual Record of the African Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Early African Diaspora, accessed January 26, 2021, http://slaveryimages.org/s/slaveryimages/item/1260
Caption, Heavy Weights-Arrival of a Party at League Island. Runaway slaves being assisted ashore at Philadelphia from schooner which had carried 15 Underground Rail Road passengers. Still was the son of fugitive slaves and headed the underground railroad in Philadelphia through the 1850s (information provided by Phil Lapsansky, Library Company of Philadelphia).
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