William Still Center-Families Divided & United
Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway
Sidney gave birth to her last child, William, in freedom in New Jersey. As an adult living in Philadelphia, William played a critical role as an Underground Railroad agent, helping more than 1,000 freedom seekers in the 1850s. A chance meeting with his long lost brother Peter inspired William to document the experience of freedom seekers who contacted him. In doing so, Still noted the arrival of Harriet Tubman with her three brothers who had escaped slavery on Christmas Day 1854.
(Inscription next to the photo at the bottom right)
William Stillís careful records, kept secret until after the Civil War, now help scholars reconstruct details of how the Underground Railroad worked and who was involved. William Still photographic print-Chester County Historical Society, West Chester, PA.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway marker series.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Colonel William Richardson (approx. 3.3 miles away); Denton (approx. 3.4 miles away); William Richardson (approx. 3.7 miles away); “Sailing Away to Freedom”-Gilpin Point (approx. 3.7 miles away); Caroline Courthouse-In the Shadow of Justice (approx. 3.7 miles away); On this spot Sept. 5, 1938 stood Franklin Delano Roosevelt (approx. 3.7 miles away); Revolution or Fraud? (approx. 3.7 miles away); Caroline Court House (approx. 3.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Denton.
Categories. • Abolition & Underground RR • African Americans •
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