Joshua Glover Commemorative Marker

Joshua Glover Commemorative Marker (HM1B6N)

Location: Racine, WI 53403 Racine County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 43.626', W 87° 46.987'

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On March 10, 1854, the largest crowd that had ever assembled here met to protest the capture of Joshua Glover, a fugitive slave who had lived and worke in Racine for two years. A committee of 100 then took a boat to Milwaukee where Glover had been jailed. They aided in his rescue and subsequent journey on the Underground Railroad. He eventually escaped by ship to Canada, where he lived in freedom until his death, June 8, 1888.

This marker commemorates Glover and the citizens of Racine who, at their peril, aided one of their own out of the bondage of slavery.

Dedicated June 7, 2003
HM NumberHM1B6N
Year Placed2003
Placed ByLINKS, Inc., Greater Racine Chapter, and Racine Heritage Museum
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 4:00am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 435887 N 4730807
Decimal Degrees42.72710000, -87.78311667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 43.626', W 87° 46.987'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 43' 37.56" N, 87° 46' 59.22" W
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Area Code(s)262
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 714 Monument Sq, Racine WI 53403, US
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