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William Wells Brown

 
 
William Wells Brown Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, February 28, 2015
1. William Wells Brown Marker
Inscription. William Wells Brown, writer and abolitionist, lived at 13 Pine Street. Escaping slavery in Missouri in 1834, Brown made his way to Cleveland then to Buffalo in 1835. As a crew member on a Lake Erie steamer he helped slaves escape to Canada. Later, as one of the nation's leading anti-slavery activists, he wrote and lectured about the cruelty of slavery in America and throughout the world. He also organized Buffalo's first temperance society to combat alcoholism.
 
Erected 1994 by Juneteenth Festival, Inc., First Shiloh Baptist Church, Buffalo & Erie County Historical Society.
 
Location. 42° 52.824′ N, 78° 51.886′ W. Marker is in Buffalo, New York, in Erie County. Marker is on Pine Street 0.1 miles south of South Division Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker at at the front of the First Shiloh Baptist Church. Marker is at or near this postal address: 15 Pine Street, Buffalo NY 14204, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. In Memory of the Valiant Service (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Nash House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Moving North (approx. 0.4 miles away); A Melting Pot
Southward image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, February 28, 2015
2. Southward
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Little Harlem Hotel (approx. 0.4 miles away); Michigan Avenue Baptist Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Michigan Street Baptist Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Michigan Street Baptist Church (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Buffalo.
 
More about this marker. The figure at the top of the marker is the Buffalo History Museum.
 
Also see . . .  William Wells Brown - Wikipedia. (Submitted on March 4, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
 
Categories. Abolition & Underground RRAfrican Americans
 
Northward image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, February 28, 2015
3. Northward
William Wells Brown Marker and Front of Church image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, February 28, 2015
4. William Wells Brown Marker and Front of Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 4, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 193 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 4, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.
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