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Burns, Anthony

Anthony Burns, detail

Anthony Burns was an escaped slave from Virginia whose capture and rendition from Boston in May 1854 proved to be one of the most sensational and polarizing of the era. Southern abolitionist Moncure Conway (Class of 1849) grew up in the same Virginia county as Burns and knew him throughout his life.

Life span: 
05/31/1834 to 07/27/1862


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