Document Type

Article

Date

Fall 1987

Embargo Period

3-11-2011

Keywords

Syracuse University Special Collections, Gerrit Smith papers, Jermain W. Loguen, Jarm Logue, Chapman Family papers, Underground Railroad, antislavery, abolition

Language

English

Disciplines

American Studies | History | United States History

Description/Abstract

This article describes the life and struggles of Jermain W. Loguen (originally named Jarm Logue), born a slave, who escaped to Syracuse, New York. Once in Syracuse, he became active in the Underground Railroad, the abolition movement, and even entered politics as a public speaker. His letters can be found in the Syracuse University Special Collections, as part of the Gerrit Smith papers. Smith was also a leading abolitionist who corresponded with major figures in the antislavery movement and influential freed slaves such as Frederick Douglass.

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