Maine: Portland Freedom Trail
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Landing spot for many passengers on the Underground Railroad and embarkation point for their transit to Canada and England. Anti-slavery sympathizers were well-organized to greet stowaways from Southern cargo vessels, find them safe housing in Portland, s…
Eastman (1821-1880) was barber, second-hand clothing dealer, mariner and hack driver. He was also a financial supporter of the Abyssinian Meeting House and School.
He owned and operated several barber shops with his four sons, including one on this site.…
First full-time called minister of the Abyssinian Meeting House 1841-1852
Rev. Freeman (1809-1893) was an instructor in the school maintained for African Americans in the Abyssinian Meeting House. As conductors on the Underground Railroad, the Freemans m…
Corner of India and Congress Street, known as a Station House on the Underground Railroad. The home was destroyed in the Great Fire of 1866.
The Thomases were prominent in the Portland Anti-Slavery Society, begun in 1833, which also worked to advance wom…
Activist, Barber and MusicianBorn in Cape Verde, AfricaFirst President PortlandUnion Anti-Slavery Society
Portland Freedom Trail
Bottom plaque The Eastern Cemetery is the resting place of some of Portland's noted abolitionist, who campaigned against slavery, provided safe-houses and assisted runaways on their journey to freedom.