Brooklyn in Kings County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Plymouth Church of the Pilgrims
Underground Railroad Heritage Trail
Beecher held mock slave auctions at the church, raising money to buy slaves' freedom. The first, on June 1, 1856, raised more than the $1200 necessary to pay off a slave trader for Sarah. Sarah used the remainder to buy a small farm where she supported herself for the rest of her life raising chickens and vegetables.
"I will both shelter them [fugitive slaves], conceal them,or speed their flight, and while under my shelter, or under my convoy,they shall be to me as my own flesh and blood...."
Henry Ward Beecher
Erected by New York State Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation.
Location. 40° 41.947′ N, 73° 59.621′ Touch for map. Though the church's address is on Hicks St. The marker is on the north side of Orange Street in the middle of the block. Marker is at or near this postal address: 75 Hicks Street, Brooklyn NY 11201, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Stirling (approx. 0.2 miles away); Eagle Warehouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); Walt Whitman (approx. 0.2 miles away); 155 - 157 - 159 Willow Street (approx. 0.2 miles away); Brooklyn City Railroad Company Building (approx. ¼ mile away); Church of the Saviour (approx. 0.3 miles away); Brookland Ferry Landing (approx. 0.3 miles away); Brooklyn Heights Historic District (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brooklyn.
Also see . . . Henry Ward Beecher - Wikipedia. (Submitted on August 5, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
Categories. • Abolition & Underground RR • African Americans • Churches, Etc. •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 30, 2010, by Dorothea Krumme of Brooklyn, New York. This page has been viewed 992 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 30, 2010, by Dorothea Krumme of Brooklyn, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.