Abolition and the Underground Railroad in Syracuse
Editorial: Preserving Our Heritage
- Central New York's anti-slavery history
is worthy of celebration.
Documenting Central New York's Freedom Trail
Syracuse could soon have the largest
concentration of nationally registered abolition and Underground Railroad sites
in the country.
City's Rose Hill Cemetery holds history - The burial ground is the final
resting place for many of Syracuse's early African Americans.
The Dual History of the Sabine House - Home's builder owned a slave, but son was an
Holding Back on
Black Heritage - A professor of African-American studies at Syracuse
University helps Syracuse's African-American community preserve its past.
The Jerry Rescue
The Jerry Rescue
Jerry Rescue Monument in Clinton Square
Rev. J. W. Loguen
"The Rev. J. W. Loguen, as a Slave and as a Freeman"
- While living in Syracuse, Loguen was a national leader in the abolition
The Gerrit Smith Virtual Museum
Gerrit Smith's 1859 letter to the Jerry Rescue Committee
Gerrit Smith - Harper's Ferry and the Aftermath
Tubman - The Harriet Tubman Home preserves the
legacy of "The Moses of Her People" in the place where she lived and died in
John Brown's Farm - John Brown established a farm to aid escaping slaves
with land purchased from Gerrit Smith.
Gage - Active in woman's rights and underground railroad
Retracing the Route to Freedom
Anthony Cohen traveled 1,500
miles from Maryland to Canada, following in the footsteps of escaping slaves
The Wesleyan Methodist Church
This congregation was central to the underground
railroad in Syracuse
Links to Underground
Railroad Related Sites
Syracuse Then and Now ~