“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Maine, Portland Freedom Trail Historical Markers

Commemorating people associated with the Underground Railroad and anti-slavery movement in Portland.
Charles F. Eastman Marker image, Touch for more information
By William Fischer, Jr., September 18, 2011
Charles F. Eastman Marker
Maine (Cumberland County), Portland — Charles F. Eastman Conductor on the Underground Railroad & Entrepreneur Portland Freedom Trail
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
Maine (Cumberland County), Portland — Christopher Christian Manuel 1781 - 1845 Portland Freedom Trail
Activist, Barber and Musician Born in Cape Verde, Africa First President Portland Union Anti-Slavery Society — Map (db m50434) HM
Maine (Cumberland County), Portland — Franklin Street Wharf Portland Freedom Trail
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 in . . . — Map (db m20614) HM
Maine (Cumberland County), Portland — Home of Amos No and Christiana Williams Freeman Portland Freedom Trail
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
Maine (Cumberland County), Portland — Home of Elias and Elizabeth Widgery Thomas Portland Freedom Trail
Corner of India and Congress Street, known as a Station House on the Underground Railroad. The home was destroyed in the Great Fire of 1866. The Thomases were prominent in the Portland Anti-Slavery Society, begun in 1833, which also worked to . . . — Map (db m50429) HM
Maine (Cumberland County), Portland — Portland Maine Freedom Trail Eastern Cemetery
Top Plaque Portland Freedom Trail

Bottom plaque The Eastern Cemetery is the resting place of some of Portland's noted abolitionist, who campaigned against slavery, provided safe-houses and assisted runaways on their journey . . . — Map (db m96267) HM

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