New York, NY
Abolitionist Passmore Williamson
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Abolitionist Passmore Williamson, in his Prison cell for violating the Fugitive Slave Law of 1850. With others Williamson freed three slaves from their socially prominent owner and helped them to safety. He convicted of contempt of court for withholding testimony about the incident. His five month imprisonment caused a sensation and his visitors included Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman.
December 5th, 2011
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