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  • H. W. Curtiss (1824 - 1904)
    Dr. Harvey Willard Curtiss (February 22, 1824 – April 30, 1902) was a Republican legislator from the U.S. state of Ohio who, as President of the Ohio Senate, became Lieutenant Governor of Ohio 1877–1...
  • Abiel Heywood Wheeler (1807 - 1896)
    Abiel Wheeler was involved in a local Underground Railroad effort in Concord, Massachusetts. His family provided refuge to escaped slaves on their way to Canada throughout the 1850's.
  • Christiana Carteaux Bannister (aft.1820 - 1902)
    Christiana Carteaux Bannister was born Christiana Babcock in Rhode Island's South County sometime between 1820 and 1822. Details concerning her birth and background are obscure, but she appears to ha...
  • Stephen Symonds Foster (1809 - 1881)
    Stephen Symonds Foster (1809–1881) was a radical American abolitionist known for his dramatic and aggressive style of public speaking, and for his stance against those in the church who failed to fight...
  • Abby Kelley Foster (1811 - 1887)
    Abby Kelley Foster (January 15, 1811 – January 14, 1887) was an American abolitionist and radical social reformer active from the 1830s to 1870s. She became a fundraiser, lecturer and committee organiz...

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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