Faith Community UMC Church-Living a Double Life
Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway
Unknown to many, Rev. Green had a second life. For years, he served as an Underground Railroad agent, secretly aiding Harriet Tubman and freedom-seeking refugees.
Green’s luck ran out in 1857 when authorities tracked the escape of a group of freedom seekers, known as the “Dover Eight” to his doorstep. Green was arrested, tried and sent to prison, convicted of possessing a copy of the abolitionist publication—Uncle Tom’s Cabin.
(Photo at the top) Uncle Tom’s Cabin; or, Life Among the Lowly by Harriet Beecher Stowe. Vol. II. –Harriet Beecher Stowe’s anti-slavery novel was considered by some to have “laid the ground work for the Civil War.” Image courtesy of the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collection Library, University of Virginia.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway marker series.
Location. 38° 35.808′ N, 75° 54.888′ W. Marker is in East New Market, Maryland, in Dorchester County. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 509 Railroad Avenue, East New Market MD 21631, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Friendship Hall (approx. half a mile away); East New Market (approx. 0.6 miles away); My Lady Sewall’s Manor (approx. 2.2 miles away); Choptank Landing-Escape from Poplar Neck (approx. 6.2 miles away); Escape from Poplar Neck (approx. 6.2 miles away); The Maryland Lot (approx. 6.2 miles away); Choptank (approx. 6.2 miles away); Freedom (approx. 6.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in East New Market.
Categories. • Abolition & Underground RR • African Americans •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 25, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 268 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 25, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.