Rescue of Joshua Glover

Rescue of Joshua Glover (HMM1E)

Location: Milwaukee, WI 53202 Milwaukee County
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Country: United States of America
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N 43° 2.546', W 87° 54.276'

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Joshua Glover was a runaway slave who sought freedom in Racine in 1852. In 1854, his Missouri owner used the Fugitive Slave Act to apprehend him. This 1850 law permitted slave catchers to cross state lines to captured escaped slaves. Glover was taken to Milwaukee and imprisoned.

Word spread about Glover's incarceration and a great crowd gathered around the jail demanding his release. They beat down the jail door and released Joshua Glover. He was eventually escorted to Canada and safety.

The Glover incident helped galvanize abolitionist sentiment in Wisconsin. This case eventually led the state supreme court to defy the federal government by declaring the Fugitive Slave Act unconstitutional.
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HM NumberHMM1E
Series This marker is part of the Wisconsin: Wisconsin Historical Society series
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Marker Number463
Year Placed2001
Placed ByState Historical Society of Wisconsin
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 19th, 2014 at 4:58pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 426318 N 4765923
Decimal Degrees43.04243333, -87.90460000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 2.546', W 87° 54.276'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 2' 32.76" N, 87° 54' 16.56" W
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Area Code(s)414, 262
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 569-599 E Kilbourn Ave, Milwaukee WI 53202, US
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