First Parish Church, Unitarian Universalist 425 Congress Street. A memorial plaque inside First Parish honors Prentis Mellen. Pews within the church are marked for the abolitionist Fessenden and Thomas families.
In 1832 William Lloyd . . . — — Map (db m96519) HM
The hack stand of Reuben Ruby, corner of Temple and Federal Streets. Ruby (1798-1878) was Portland's foremost African American Anti-Slavery activist and underground railroad conductor.
In 1826, Ruby helped publish a protest in the newspaper . . . — — Map (db m96610) HM
Landing spot for many passengers on the Underground Railroad and embarkation point for their transit to Canada and England.
Anti-slavery sympathizers were well-organized to greet stowaways from Southern cargo vessels, find them safe housing . . . — — Map (db m20614) HM
Hack stand of Charles H.L. Pierre, 29 Middle Street. Charles H.L. Pierre led the African American men, who rescued the stowaway aboard HMS Albion Cooper in the Fall of 1857.
In the mid-1800s, professional opportunities for freed Blacks were . . . — — Map (db m185939) HM
First full-time called minister of the Abyssinian Meeting House 1841-1852
Rev. Freeman (1809-1893) was an instructor in the school maintained for African Americans in the Abyssinian Meeting House. As conductors on the Underground Railroad, the . . . — — Map (db m50428) HM
Home of Charles Frederick Eastman, Harriet Stephenson Eastman, and her father, Alexander Stephenson, 211 Sumner Street, now Newbury Street. They are buried at Evergreen Cemetery.
The Eastmans and Stephensons were conductors on the . . . — — Map (db m186150) HM
Eastman (1821-1880) was barber, second-hand clothing dealer, mariner and hack driver. He was also a financial supporter of the Abyssinian Meeting House and School.
He owned and operated several barber shops with his four sons, including one on . . . — — Map (db m50425) HM
Friends (Quaker) Meeting House, Corner of Federal and Pearl Streets. Famous abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison started the Maine anti-slavery movement with a speech given here in 1832. Garrison advocated "immediate emancipation without . . . — — Map (db m96520) HM
An early supporter of the Temperance cause and one of the first to "espouse the cause of the slave."
Thurston (1814-1900) helped freedom seekers in their flight from slavery, "at one time having the care of 30 fugitives, who were dispatched . . . — — Map (db m186462) HM
Mariner's Church Fore and Moulton Street location of Daniel Colesworthy's basement anti-slavery bookstore and printshop. In 1836 Colesworthy printed "Light and Truth From Ancient and Sacred History," a book by African American, Robert Benjamin . . . — — Map (db m96607) HM
Secondhand clothing store of Lloyd Scott, 44 Exchange Street. Scott became vice president of the Portland Union anti-slavery society in 1842. Secondhand clothing stores were essential to the Underground Railroad and became successful businesses for . . . — — Map (db m96623) HM