Centerville in Wayne County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
George Washington Julian
A political leader defined by his moral convictions, Julian (1817-1899) advocated for abolition, equal rights and land reform, during a period marked by slavery, Civil War, monopolies, and discrimination against blacks, immigrants, and women. As U.S. Representative, 1849-1851, he supported legislation providing abolition and equal access to public lands.
Julian, long-time Centerville resident, served as attorney in notable fugitive slave cases, 1850s. As U.S. Representative, 1861-1871, he demanded recognition of slavery as cause of Civil War and promoted rights of black freedmen; he proposed constitutional amendments granting suffrage regardless of race or sex, "equally, without any distinction or discrimination."
Erected 2013 by Indiana Historical Bureau, H. Clay & J. Rariden, Centerville-Center Township Public Library, and Indiana National Road Association. (Marker Number 89.2013.1.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers marker series.
Location. 39° 49.069′ N, 84° 59.514′ W. Marker is in Centerville, Indiana, in Wayne County. Marker is at the intersection of E. Main Street Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 320 E. Main Street, Centerville IN 47330, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Historic National Road / Make History, Drive It (approx. 0.2 miles away); Oliver P. Morton Home (approx. 0.4 miles away); Richmond Police Department Memorial (approx. 5.2 miles away); Wayne Township World War II Memorial (approx. 5.2 miles away); Vietnam War Memorial (approx. 5.2 miles away); Korean War Memorial (approx. 5.2 miles away); 1968 Downtown Richmond Explosion (approx. 5.2 miles away); Freedom Fountain (approx. 5.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Centerville.
Also see . . . George Washington Julian - Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on October 13, 2013.)
Categories. • Abolition & Underground RR • Politics •
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