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“I will fear no Evil”

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., March 22, 2017
1. "I will fear no Evil" Marker Text
Inscription.

Many evenings, Oney Judge would sit on her pallet where she slept at the foot of Martha Washington's bed, sewing and listening to the First Lady read the Bible, sing hymns, and pray with her two granddaughters in the next room.

In the 1840s, after nearly fifty years of freedom in New Hampshire, Oney (then Ona) Judge told her story to the press. Oney fled the President's House because she overheard Martha Washington state her intentions of giving the young woman to her granddaughter. Oney wanted to learn to read and know about religion. Oney recalled that she had "never received the least mental or moral instruction of any sort."
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Location. 39° 57.029′ N, 75° 9.001′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is at the intersection of Market Street and South Independence Mall West (6th Street), on the left when traveling east on Market Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: President's House Site N of Liberty Bell Pavilion, Philadelphia PA 19106, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Suppressing the Opposition (here, next to this marker); "An Act respecting fugitives from Justice"

"I will fear no Evil" Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 22, 2017
2. "I will fear no Evil" Marker
(here, next to this marker); The House & the People Who Worked & Lived In It (here, next to this marker); The Keeper of the House (here, next to this marker); "We shall come to a civil war" (here, next to this marker); "I am free now" (here, next to this marker); "Burn this treaty to Hell!" (here, next to this marker); The opener of the Way (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
More about this marker. The marker is highly reflective and difficult to photograph straight on.
 
Also see . . .
1. Oney Judge. (Submitted on March 26, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. The Story of Oney Judge (YouTube video). (Submitted on March 26, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Oney Judge's Journey to Freedom (NPS Lesson Plan). (Submitted on March 26, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Oney Judge's Burial Site?. (Submitted on March 26, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Abolition & Underground RRAfrican Americans
 
"I will fear no Evil" Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 22, 2017
3. "I will fear no Evil" Marker
Exhibit on the exterior of the east wall of The President's House partial reconstruction (looking north)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 26, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 26, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 78 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 26, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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