Emancipation Proclamation (1863) did not free slaves in Kentucky. In April 1864, Hannah Toliver, a free black woman living in Jeffersonville, was arrested for aiding a fugitive slave from Kentucky. In May, she was convicted and sentenced to seven years in the Kentucky Penitentiary; she was pardoned January 5, 1865 and returned to Jeffersonville.
Toliver and other blacks risked their freedom aiding fugitives. Slavery in U.S. abolished December 1865.
The underground railroad refers to a widespread network of diverse people in the nineteenth century who aided slaves escaping to freedom from the Southern U.S.
Erected 2008 by Indiana Historical Bureau, City of Jeffersonville, and Division of Historic Preservation & Archaeology IDNR. (Marker Number 10.2008.01.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers marker series.
Location. 38° 16.14′ N, 85° 44.384′ W. Marker is in Jeffersonville, Indiana, in Clark County
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Civil War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Duty Honor Country (approx. 0.2 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); General LaFayette (approx. 0.4 miles away); Warder Park (approx. 0.4 miles away); Lincoln’s Ties To Kentucky (approx. half a mile away in Kentucky); Lincoln Memorial (approx. half a mile away in Kentucky); Clark County All Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jeffersonville.
Categories. • Abolition & Underground RR • African Americans • Women •
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