IN-49.2006.2 - John Freeman

Marker text: JOHN FREEMAN

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Under Fugitive Slave Law of 1850, seizure of free blacks and freedom seekers in the north was common. The Underground Railroad refers to a widespread network of diverse people in the nineteenth century who aided slaves escaping to freedom from the southern U.S.

Installed 2005 Indiana Historical Bureau, Division of Historic Preservation & Archaeology, IDNR; African American Landmarks Committee of Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana, Inc.; Fred A. Taylor, and Gwen Crenshaw

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