Milwaukee in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Rescue of Joshua Glover
Word spread about Gloverís incarceration and a great crowd gathered around the jail demanding his release. They beat down the jail door and released Joshua Glover. He was eventually escorted to Canada and safety.
The Glover incident helped galvanize abolitionist sentiment in Wisconsin. This case eventually led the state supreme court to defy the federal government by declaring the Fugitive Slave Act unconstitutional.
Erected 2001 by State Historical Society of Wisconsin. (Marker Number 463.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
Location. 43° 2.546′ N, 87° 54.276′ W. Marker is in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in Milwaukee County. Marker is at the intersection of East Kilbourn Avenue and North Jackson Street, on the right when traveling east on East Kilbourn Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is located in the northeast corner of Cathedral Square
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Court House (a few steps from this marker); Site of First Milwaukee County Courthouse (a few steps from this marker); Saint John Cathedral (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Court House Square (about 300 feet away); Matthew Keenan House (about 700 feet away); Womens Club of Wisconsin (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old St. Mary's Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Brig. Gen. Rufus Kingís Home (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Milwaukee.
Categories. • Abolition & Underground RR • African Americans •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 7, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,600 times since then and 53 times this year. Last updated on July 13, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 7, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.