New York City Will Preserve Abolitionist Home In Brooklyn Believed To Be Stop Along Underground RailroadWe first told you about 227 Duffield Street last month. In the 19th century, it was home to Harriet and Thomas Truesdell, members of the anti-slavery movement before the Civil War.
Black History Is Our History: Inside Brooklyn's Historic Plymouth Church, A Station On The Underground RailroadA spot underneath Plymouth Church in Brooklyn was part of the path to freedom -- a station on the Underground Railroad -- 170 years ago.
Black History Is Our History: Exploring New York City's Role In The Underground RailroadMost using the Underground Railroad didn't stop in New York City, but traveled on through to Albany and up to Canada, the only place at the time they could truly be free.
Activists Save Brooklyn Abolitionist Home From Demolition, Hope To Turn Property Into MuseumOn Abolitionist Place in Brooklyn sits 227 Duffield Street. As its name suggests, abolitionists once fought against slavery there.
Washington Heights Home With Underground Railroad Connection Faces Potential Demolition; Residents Want It LandmarkedThe two story home is located at 857 Riverside Drive and brings with it a big piece of history.
Black History Month: Iconic Abolitionist Used His TriBeCa Home As Part Of Underground RailroadPatrons shuffle in and out of the La Colombe coffee shop at the corner of Lispenard and Church streets, many without the slightest idea of the location's significance.
Chelsea Neighbors Declare Victory In Fight To Preserve Manhattan’s Last Underground Railroad StopOn a quiet block of West 29th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues, one of the townhouses is not like the others.
Appeals Court Says Preservation Commission Has Final Say In Hopper-Gibbons House AdditionPreservationists have won a court battle over a house that was once a stop on the Underground Railroad.
Landmarked Chelsea Row House Wins Legal VictoryPreservationists had fought to restore the Chelsea row house at 339 West 29th Street that was once owned by outspoken abolitionist Abigail Hopper Gibbons and her husband.