An escaped slave's experience in Wisconsin in 1847.

The Slave's Crusade in Wisconsin.


In 1847, a 25-year-old former slave from Virginia named Lewis Washington attempted to find a home in Wisconsin. He joined Waukesha abolitionists Sherman Booth and C.C. Olin in holding public meetings in southeastern Wisconsin. Olin here recounts their hostile reception in Racine County. Washington went on to settle in Wisconsin permanently.


Related Topics: Wisconsin in the Civil War Era
Abolition and Other Reforms
Creator: anonymous
Pub Data: Milwaukee Sentinel, Dec. 22, 1901.
Citation: "The Slave's Crusade in Wisconsin." Milwaukee Sentinel, Dec. 22, 1901. Online facsimile at:  http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=944; Visited on: 9/1/2014
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