Austin Steward 1793-1869
Steward served as a trustee of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church. As an ardent Abolitionist, he participated in many anti slavery conventions. His autobiography, published in Rochester in 1857, Twenty-Two Years a Slave, Forty Years a Free Man , provided a rare portrait of the experience of black Americans before the Civil War.
Location. 43° 9.396′ N, 77° 36.55′ W. Marker is in Rochester, New York, in Monroe County. Marker is at the intersection of Main St. E. and St. Paul, on the right when traveling west on Main St. E.. Touch for map. Marker is on a granite pedestal and can only be read from the sidewalk, although the pedestal can be seen from the roadside. Marker is in this post office area: Rochester NY 14604, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Main Street Bridge ( about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Genesee River
Regarding Austin Steward 1793-1869. Marker is a few yards east of the Downtown Radisson Hotel. Inside the hotel near the Skyway over to the Rochester Riverside Convention Center is a bust and series of murals of Austin Steward.
Categories. • Abolition & Underground RR • African Americans • Churches, Etc. • Civil Rights •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 28, 2012, by Yugoboy of Rochester, New York. This page has been viewed 463 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 28, 2012, by Yugoboy of Rochester, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.