Rush R. Sloane portrait   Save
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Description: Engraved portrait of Rush R. Sloane (1828-1908), published in the Magazine of Western History. Sloane was a lawyer, anti-slavery advocate, judge and mayor of Sandusky, Ohio. In 1852, Sloane was instrumental in the escape of seven slaves in Sandusky, where they had been arrested by their masters. He was prosecuted under the Fugitive Slave Law of 1850 and paid over $ 6,000 in damages and costs. The image was collected by Ohio State University professor Wilbur H. Siebert (1866-1961). Siebert began researching the Underground Railroad as a way to interest his students in history. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL03120
Subjects: Ohio History--Slavery, Anti-Slavery and Civil Rights; Underground Railroad--Ohio; Antislavery movements--Ohio--History--19th century; Abolitionists; Lawyers
Places: Sandusky (Ohio); Erie County (Ohio)