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William W. Brown portrait
Description: Engraved portrait depicting William Wells Brown (1815-1884), who was a fugitive slave born in Kentucky. He was given that name by a Quaker agent on the Underground Railroad. The image was collected by Ohio State University professor Wilbur H. Siebert (1866-1961). Siebert began researching the Underground Railroad in the 1890s as a way to interest his students in history. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL03004
Subjects: Brown, W. Wells (William Wells), 1814?-1884; Fugitive slaves--Ohio--History; Siebert, Wilbur Henry, 1866-1961; Underground Railroad--Ohio
Places: Cleveland (Ohio); Cuyahoga County (Ohio)