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Who was Addison White?

Posted on May 29, 2012 at 11:55 AM

The latest issue of Ohio Chronicles features the story of Addison White.  Who is Addison White, you may ask.  Addison was a fugitive slave from Kentucky who ran away to Mechanicsburg, Ohio where he met up with Udney Hyde, an abolitionist.  Addison decided to stay in Mechanicsburg, and when the Federal Marshal came with Addison's "owner" trouble started.  Addison refused to leave. The people of Mechanicsburg came to his rescue, even though it was against the law.  Well, the trouble  grew and grew until finally, only the governor of the state of Ohio could sort it out!  You'll have to read it to believe this amazing and true story from Oho's past!

In addition, be sure to read the Questions and Answers section of the book to find out what slavery was really like, the underground railroad secret code, the dreaded Fugitive Slave Act of 1851, and some of the amazing hiding places that were in Ohio during the Underground Railroad days!

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