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William Still is hired by the Pennsylvania Society for the Abolition of Slavery

William Still, engraving, detail
01/01/1847
Hired as a clerk by the society, this was the beginning of Still's career as an abolitionist and Underground Railroad operator. Over a period of fourteen years with the society, with varying official roles, Still encountered many of the fugitive slaves who passed through Philadelphia, and kept records of their experiences. (By James Chapnick)

 

Source Citation: 
James Oliver Horton, "A Crusade for Freedom: William Still and the Real Underground Railroad," in Passages to Freedom: the Underground Railroad in History and Memory, ed. David W. Blight (Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Books, 2004), 178.

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