Portland Maine Freedom Trail Hack Stand of Reuben Ruby
Portland Freedom Trail Maine Freedom Trails Established 2007
The Hack stand of Reuben Ruby, corner of Temple and Federal Streets. Ruby (1798-1878) was Portland's foremost African American Anti-Slavery activist and underground railroad conductor. In 1826, Ruby helped publish a protest in the newspaper against the treatment of "some six hundred African Americans" in the white houses of worship in Portland. In 1832 he escorted William Lloyd Garrison around Portland in one of his carriages, introducing him to twenty-one black anti-slavery activists, and hosting him at the Abyssinian Church, which Ruby helped to found and finance.
Erected 2007 by Maine Freedom Trails.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Abolition & Underground RR • African Americans. A significant historical year for this entry is 1832.
Location. 43° 39.476′ N, 70° 15.442′ W. Marker is in Portland, Maine, in Cumberland County. Marker is at the intersection of Federal Street and Temple Street on Federal Street. Touch for map
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Parish Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Portland Maine World War II Memorial (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Portland Maine Spanish War/World War I Memorial (about 400 feet away); Portland Maine World War I Marker (about 500 feet away); Portland Maine Korea and Vietnam Memorial (about 500 feet away); Portland Civil War Monument (about 500 feet away); Wadsworth-Longfellow House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Friends (Quaker) Meeting House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Portland.
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