“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Syracuse Freedom Trail & Underground Railroad
Marker detail: Rev. Jermain Loguen<br>(1813-1872) image, Touch for more information
Courtesy of Onondaga Historical Association
Marker detail: Rev. Jermain Loguen
1New York (Onondaga County), Syracuse — The Great Central DepotThe Freedom Trail — The Underground Railroad —
The Underground Railroad: What Was It? Traveling by foot, wagon, boat, or railroad, between 100,000 and 150,000 African Americans sought freedom in Mexico, Canada, the Caribbean or the northern U.S. before the end of U.S. slavery in 1865. . . . Map (db m138801) HM
2New York (Onondaga County), Syracuse — 2 — Rev. Jermain and Mrs. Caroline LoguenThe Freedom Trail — The Underground Railroad —
"What is life to me if I am to be slave in Tennessee? My neighbors! I have lived with you many years… My home is here, my children were born here… I don't respect this law — I don't fear it — I don't obey it! It outlaws me, and I . . . Map (db m138792) HM
3New York (Onondaga County), Syracuse — 3 — Fayette ParkThe Freedom Trail — The Underground Railroad —
”… numbers of persons, who have never felt any interest in the cause of the slave, before, now seem to have all their sympathies awakened, in his behalf.” —from Diary of Ellen Birdseye Wheaton (Boston, 1923) . . . Map (db m138793) HM
4New York (Onondaga County), Syracuse — 4 — Wesleyan Methodist ChurchThe Freedom Trail — The Underground Railroad —
"The president of the railroad… humanely provided me with free passes for the fugitives on the road to Canada and freedom." — Charles Merrick, Reminiscences of the Jerry Rescue, 1893 The Wesleyan Methodist Church was a . . . Map (db m138794) HM
5New York (Onondaga County), Syracuse — 5 — Courier BuildingThe Freedom Trail — The Underground Railroad —
”It is treason, treason, TREASON, and nothing else.” Daniel Webster, about refusing to carry out the Fugitive Slave Law, 1851. On September 18, 1850, President Millard Fillmore signed the Fugitive Slave Act, requiring . . . Map (db m138795) HM
6New York (Onondaga County), Syracuse — 6 — Hanover SquareThe Freedom Trail — The Underground Railroad —
”…when Susan B. Anthony urged Republicans to take a stand against slavery, Syracusans burned her in effigy in Hanover Square.” Hanover Square (1) was a busy commercial district and civic gathering place in the mid-19th . . . Map (db m138796) HM
7New York (Onondaga County), Syracuse — The Jerry Rescue
In 1827, the State of New York was among the first in the Union to abolish slavery. By the mid-1800's, Syracuse was known nationally as a hub of anti-slavery activity. Harriet Tubman, Gerrit Smith, the Rev. Samuel J. May, and the Rev. Jermain W. . . . Map (db m138797) HM
8New York (Onondaga County), Syracuse — 8 — Prince Jackson House SiteThe Freedom Trail — The Underground Railroad —
”A strictly honest man…” Born about 1807 in Oneida County, Prince Jackson was one of the earliest African American settlers in Syracuse and the earliest to have a documented deed for property. He came to Syracuse about . . . Map (db m138798) HM
9New York (Onondaga County), Syracuse — 9 — Enoch ReedThe Freedom Trail — The Underground Railroad —
"No man ever possessed a more generous heart, or more honorable feelings." — from Enoch Reed's obituary, Syracuse Standard, June 10, 1853 Born free in Ohio about 1813, African American Enoch Reed was one of more than a . . . Map (db m138799) HM
10New York (Onondaga County), Syracuse — 10 — Rose Hill Cemetery / African Americans on the North SideThe Freedom Trail — The Underground Railroad —
By the 1820s and 1830s, families such as the Allens, Jacksons, Reeds, Robinsons, Thompsons, Wales, and Wandells formed a coherent black community. Rose Hill Cemetery Established in 1841, Rose Hill was the burial place of many . . . Map (db m138800) HM
11New York (Onondaga County), Syracuse — 11 — George and Rebecca Barnes HouseThe Freedom Trail — The Underground Railroad —
” …take into consideration the Principles of the American Government, and the extent to which they are trampled under foot by the Fugitive Slave Law.” —a call for a mass convention, signed by George Barnes, 1851 . . . Map (db m138791) HM
12New York (Onondaga County), Syracuse — Daniel Webster's "Syracuse Speech"
From this balcony in May of 1851 Daniel Webster Secretary of State delivered the ”Syracuse Speech”.Map (db m138867) HM
Sep. 17, 2021