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Buffalo, New York

Buffalo’s location on the shores of the Niagara River made it an inevitable place for anti-slavery activity. Beginning in the 1830s Buffalo abolitionists helped many freedom seekers across the river to freedom in Canada. The city also hosted several anti-slavery events including the National Negro Convention and the Liberty Party Convention. William Wells Brown was perhaps the city’s most prominent abolitionist.

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This program was funded by the U.S. Department of Education Underground Railroad Educational and Cultural Program.