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Featured Marker:
Liberation of Jane Johnson, The
Dedicated: Saturday, July 18, 2009
County: Philadelphia
Marker Type: Roadside
GIS Coordinates: 39.94637-75.14065

Location: 211 S Columbus Blvd., Penn's Landing near Walnut St. pedestrian walkway and entrance to Independence Seaport Museum, Philadelphia

Marker Text: In 1855, an enslaved woman and her two sons found freedom, aided by abolitionists William Still, Passmore Williamson, and other Underground Railroad activists. They escaped from their Southern owner while being transported through Philadelphia and settled later in Boston. The incident, which occurred nearby, and Williamson’s subsequent imprisonment and famous trial attracted national attention, further intensifying the North-South conflict.
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