Benjamin Drew portrait   Save
Wilbur H. Siebert
Description: Benjamin Drew (1812-1903) was involved with the Underground Railroad in Plymouth, Massachusetts. In the mid 1850s, Drew traveled to Canada to transcribe the narratives of slave refugees from America, including Harriet Tubman. The book was published in 1856 as "The Refugee: or the Narratives of Fugitive Slaves in Canada." This photograph was taken in 1900. 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: AL03062
Subjects: Underground Railroad--Massachusetts; Ohio History--Slavery, Anti-Slavery and Civil Rights; Drew, Benjamin, 1812-1903
Places: Plymouth (Massachusetts)