Joshua Glover Commemorative Marker

© Photographed May 19, 2013
Dedicated June 7, 2003
by National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom
Placed by LINKS, Incorporated, Grater Racine Chapter,
and Racine Heritage Museum.
Racine, Racine County, Wisconsin
42.727105, -87.78296
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The marker is at located Racine's Monument Square, at the intersection of Main Street and 6th Street, Racine, Wisconsin 53403.

JOSHUA GLOVER
COMMEMORATIVE MARKER
HAYMARKET SQUARE. On March 30, 1854, the largest crowd that had ever assembled here met to protest the capture of JOSHUA GLOVER, a fugitive slave who had lived and worked in Racine for two years. A committee of 100 then took a boat to Milwaukee where Glover had been jailed. They aided in his rescue and subsequent journey on the Underground Railroad. He eventually escaped by ship to Canada, where he lived in freedom until his death, June 8, 1888.

This marker commemorates Glover and the citizens of Racine who, at their peril, aided one of their own out of the bondage of slavery.

Placed by LINKS, Incorporated, Grater Racine Chapter, and Racine Heritage Museum.
See also, Marker 463: Rescue of Joshua Glover (Milwaukee, Milwaukee County)

Wisconsin Electronic Reader: Rescue of Joshua Glover, a Runaway Slave

Wisconsin Historical Society: Essays for the elementary student: Joshua Glover


 




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