Racine in Racine County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Joshua Glover Commemorative Marker
On March 10, 1854, the largest crowd that had ever assembled here met to protest the capture of Joshua Glover, a fugitive slave who had lived and worked in Racine for two years. A committee of 100 then took a boat to Milwaukee where Glover had been jailed. They aided in his rescue and subsequent journey on the Underground Railroad. He eventually escaped by ship to Canada, where he lived in freedom until his death, June 8, 1888.
This marker commemorates Glover and the citizens of Racine who, at their peril, aided one of their own out of the bondage of slavery.
Dedicated June 7, 2003
Erected 2003 by LINKS, Inc., Greater Racine Chapter, and Racine Heritage Museum.
Location. 42° 43.626′ N, 87° 46.987′ W. Marker is in Racine, Wisconsin, in Racine County. Marker is on Main Street (State Highway 32) north of 6th Street (State Highway 32), on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is on Monument Square. Marker is in this post office area: Racine WI 53403, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jerome Increase Case / Mascot and Trademark (here, next to this marker); Racine, Wisconsin Civil War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Racine County Historical Museum (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Racine Harbor (approx. 0.2 miles away); Racine City Hall (approx. 0.3 miles away); Engine House No. 3 (approx. 0.3 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Racine.
Also see . . .
1. Joshua Glover UGRR NTF Marker. (Submitted on October 9, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Racine County and the Underground Railroad. (Submitted on October 9, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. A History of the Joshua Glover Case (1898). (Submitted on October 9, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • Abolition & Underground RR • African Americans • Civil Rights • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 289 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.