Journal C of Station No. 2, William Still, 1852-1857
William Still's Journal C provides extensive detail of the ways in which Philadelphia's Vigilance Committee offered aid to escaped slaves during their travels northward. His narrative offers rich documentation of families and individuals during their escape and illuminates the intricate network of people—including slaves, former slaves and free blacks—who made the Underground Railroad a success.
Vigilance Committee of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Anti-Slavery Society, Pennsylvania Abolition Society Papers, HSP.
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Image: Portrait of William Still from the frontispiece of his 1872 book The Underground Railroad.