William Wells Brown

William Wells Brown (HM1JF5)

Location: Buffalo, NY 14204 Erie County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 52.824', W 78° 51.886'

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William Wells Brown, writer and abolitionist, lived at 13 Pine Street. Escaping slavery in Missouri in 1834. Brown made his way to Cleveland then to Buffalo in 1835. As a crew member on a Lake Erie steamer he helped slaves escape to Canada. Later, as one of the nation's leading anti-slavery activists, he wrote and lectured about the cruelty of slavery in America and throughout the world. He also organized Buffalo's first temperance society to combat alcoholism.
HM NumberHM1JF5
Year Placed1994
Placed ByJuneteenth Festival, Inc., First Shiloh Baptist Church, Buffalo & Erie County Historical Society
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Date Added Wednesday, March 4th, 2015 at 9:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 674379 N 4749745
Decimal Degrees42.88040000, -78.86476667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 52.824', W 78° 51.886'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 52' 49.44" N, 78° 51' 53.16" W
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Area Code(s)585, 716
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1 Pine St, Buffalo NY 14204, US
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