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William Edwards photograph
Description: Photograph of Dr. William Edwards, who was known in slavery as William Albert Beason. He escaped from slavery in Virginia in 1848 and traveled on the Underground Railroad for two years through Pennsylvania, finally settling in Amherstburg, Ontario, Canada. 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: AL03238
Subjects: Fugitive slaves; Ohio History--Slavery, Anti-Slavery and Civil Rights
Places: Amherstburg (Ontario); Canada