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  • Sarah Allen (1764 - 1849)
    Sarah Allen (also known as Sara Allen and Mother Allen; née Bass; 1764–1849) was an American abolitionist and missionary for the African Methodist Episcopal Church. She is known within the AME Church a...
  • Richard Allen (1760 - 1831)
    Richard Allen was born into slavery and owned by Chief Justice Benjamin Chew, Sr. . He was sold as a child to Stokely Sturgis who had a plantation in Delaware. Richard Allen (February 14, 1760 – March ...
  • Jermain Wesley Loguen (1813 - 1872)
    Rev. Jermain Wesley Loguen (February 5, 1813 – September 30, 1872), born Jarm Logue, in slavery, was an African-American abolitionist and bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, and an a...
  • Margaret Smith (1791 - 1863)
    Married to prosperous farmer and prominent Quaker Amos Preston.
  • Amos Preston (1786 - 1856)
    Amos Preston was a prosperous farmer and prominent Quaker. The Preston family farm, Prestonville, was known as safe harbor for escaped slaves. He lived in a community that was ardently abolitionist and...

The Underground Railroad was an informal network of secret routes and safe houses used by 19th-century black slaves in the United States to escape to free states and Canada with the aid of abolitionists who were sympathetic to their cause.

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