Document HS I-18:
Abolitionists Spread the Word: “Kidnapped” Poster, May 26, 1854
"Shadrach Minkins Seized"
In 1851 black activists freed a captured fugitive slave in Boston.
"Boston Minister Tried for Inciting a Riot"
With the help of black and white activists, fugitive slaves William and Ellen Craft eluded slave catchers.
"Fugitive Slave Anthony Burns Arrested"
Never again would slave catchers capture an escaped slave in Massachusetts.