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On This Day... 1854, Anthony Burns, a fugitive slave from Virginia, was arrested in Boston. His capture enraged black and white abolitionists. Two days after the arrest, a number of them attacked the federal courthouse with a battering ram, hoping to free Burns. Their attempt failed. Burns's defense lawyers were no more successful. After a brief trial, he was ordered returned to slavery. On June 2nd, thousands of people lined the streets of Boston. They hissed and shouted, "Shame! Shame!" as federal authorities escorted Anthony Burns to a ship waiting in the harbor. It took approximately 2,000 troops and cost $40,000 to maintain order and return the black man to bondage. No fugitive slave was ever captured in Massachusetts again.

Anthony Burns was not the first fugitive slave arrested in Boston and returned to his "owner." But he was the last. More than any other city in the North, Boston was considered a haven for runaways; its black community was especially strong and well organized and it was a city where black and white abolitionists were willing to act on their convictions. All this came into play in May of 1854.

In an attempt to find a compromise that would save the Union, Congress had passed the Fugitive Slave Act in September of 1850. The new law gave slave owners or their agents the right to seize runaway slaves merely by presenting sworn testimony proving ownership. Law-enforcement officials throughout the North were required to arrest suspected fugitives and help return them to their masters. Anyone who aided an escaped slave or interfered with his or her arrest was subject to fine and imprisonment. The law significantly increased anti-slavery sentiment among Northerners. Vigilance Committees were formed to aid fugitive slaves, and some of the more militant abolitionists turned to civil disobedience.

In the early spring of 1854, Anthony Burns escaped from his owner in Alexandria, Virginia, by hiding on a ship bound for the North. He arrived in Boston at the end of March; before long, his owner learned of his whereabouts and came to reclaim him. Marshalls arrested Burns and confined him to the federal courthouse.

Word of the arrest spread quickly. Handbills announcing "The Kidnappers Are Here!" appeared all over the city. Slavery opponents hastily dispatched letters seeking support from abolitionists in other towns. The pioneering black lawyer Robert Morris and the white lawyer Richard Henry Dana, both active members of Boston's Vigilance Committee, volunteered to defend Burns.

Two days after the arrest, close to 5,000 abolitionists, most of them white, gathered at Fanueil Hall. A smaller group, mostly black men and women, met at the Tremont Temple. While the Fanueil Hall group debated strategy, those meeting at the church decided to act: they would march to the courthouse and free Burns.

A small group of blacks and the white minister Thomas Wentworth Higginson used a huge beam to create an opening in a door of the courthouse. A shot rang out. Half a dozen sheriff's deputies beat back two men who attempted to enter the building. Meanwhile, those meeting at Fanueil Hall had learned of the rescue-in-progress, and several hundred headed to the courthouse. Police later reported that protesters threw bricks, fired pistols, and attacked another door with axes.

It was all in vain. After the successful rescue of Shadrach Minkins in 1851, federal authorities were better prepared. Order was restored but only after one deputy was shot dead, several men wounded, and 13 arrested. Burns remained in custody.

A week of court hearings followed. Believing that resistance was "of no use" and that "I shall fare worse if I do [resist]," Burns sealed his own fate by identifying Charles Stuttle as his owner. The simple statement was all it took for Stuttle to meet the criteria of the Fugitive Slave Act. The defense lawyers pressed the presiding judge to declare the law unconstitutional, but he refused. His decision returned Anthony Burns to slavery.

The week's events were widely covered in the northern and southern press. Some in the South recognized that "victories" such as this one would prove short-lived. Northerners' resolve increased when they saw that if slaveholders' power could reach Boston, it could reach anywhere. Determined that federal law be upheld, President Franklin Pierce ordered troops to maintain order and insisted that a U.S. Navy ship transport Burns back to Virginia.

On the day of Burns's departure, an estimated 50,000 people filled the streets between the federal courthouse and Long Wharf. To keep them from interfering with the "vile procession," as Richard Henry Dana called it, took 1,500 Massachusetts militiamen, the entire Boston police force, 145 federal troops with cannon, and 100 special deputies. Black crepe covered store and office windows and American flags hung upside down. Protesters suspended a coffin across State Street, with the word "Liberty" painted on its side.

Within nine months, the Reverend Leonard Grimes, minister of one of Boston's black Baptist churches, traveled south and purchased Burns's freedom with $1,300 raised by the church. Burns's supporters published a book about the case and used the proceeds to help pay his expenses for two years study at Oberlin College. He served first as pastor of a black Baptist Church in Indianapolis and then moved across the border to a small settlement in Canada, where he was pastor of another Baptist Church. In poor health since his days of enslavement, Anthony Burns died there on July 17, 1862 at the age of 28.


Black Bostonians: Family Life & Community Struggle in the Antebellum North, by James Oliver Horton and Lois Horton (Holmes & Meier Publishers, 1979).

Boston Riots: Three Centuries of Social Violence, by Jack Tager (Northeastern University Press, 2000).

The Trial of Anthony Burns, by Albert J. von Frank (Harvard University Press, 1998).
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Sarah Parker Remond was in her late twenties when she committed her first act of civil disobedience, but she was a young girl when she first encountered racial prejudice.

Her mother Nancy was the Newton-born daughter of a man who fought in the Continental Army; her father John was a free black who arrived from the Dutch island of Curacao as a ten-year-old boy in 1798. The Remonds settled in Salem, where they built successful catering, provisioning, and hairdressing businesses.

Although they were prosperous free citizens of Massachusetts and protective parents, they could not shield their eight children from racial discrimination. The family set great store by education, and in 1835, Sarah and her sister passed the examination to enter Salem High School. Within a week, a segregationist school committee forced them to leave the school. Outraged, the Remonds moved to Newport, RI, where Sarah attended a private school for blacks. John Remond helped mount a campaign to desegregate the Salem schools. The campaign succeeded, and in 1841 the family returned home. Now too old for the classroom, Sarah continued her education by reading widely and attending concerts and lectures.

Salem in the l840s was a center of anti-slavery activity. The Remonds played host to many of the movement's leaders, both black and white, and to more than one fugitive slave. When Robert Forten, Philadelphia's leading black abolitionist, wanted to send his daughter Charlotte north to school, he chose to have her live with them.

Sarah Remond's father was a life member of the Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society. Her older brother Charles Lenox Remond was the American Anti-Slavery Society's first black lecturer and the nation's leading black abolitionist until Frederick Douglass appeared on the scene. Charles's testimony in 1842 helped secure passage of a state law prohibiting separate rail cars (although it was only in 1865 that the Massachusetts legislature acted to forbid "unjust discrimination on account of color or race" in "any place of public amusement, public conveyance, or public meeting.")

Along with her mother and sisters, Sarah was an active member of the state and county female antislavery societies. Although her sisters followed their parents' trade and became caterers, bakers, and hairdressers, Sarah made a different — and highly unusual — choice. With the moral and material support of her family, she became an anti-slavery lecturer.

In 1856 at the age of 30, she began her career as a public speaker, touring New York with other agents of the American Anti-Slavery Society that included her brother Charles and another courageous Massachusetts woman, Abby Kelley Foster. Abby Foster's example and encouragement were critical in Sarah Remond's decision to take the step of becoming a public speaker. "I feel almost sure," Sarah wrote to Abby, "I never should have made the attempt but for the words of encouragement I received from you. Although my heart was in the work, I felt that I was in need of a good English education.. . . When I consider that the only reason why I did not obtain what I so much desired was because I was the possessor of an unpopular complexion, it adds to my discomfort."

Although she was inexperienced, Sarah Remond proved to be a natural on the stump. William Lloyd Garrison praised her "calm, dignified manner, her winning personal appearance and her earnest appeals to the conscience and the heart." Over time, she became one of the Society's most persuasive and powerful lecturers. She addressed crowded anti-slavery meetings in Massachusetts, New York, Ohio, Michigan, and Pennsylvania.

Sarah Parker Remond proved to be such a good speaker and fundraiser that abolitionists in Great Britain invited her to help promote the cause on their side of the Atlantic, as her brother had done ten years before. When she sailed in September 1858, she told Abby Kelley Foster, she feared not "the wind nor the waves, but I know that no matter how I go, the spirit of prejudice will meet me."

In fact, she met with acceptance in Britain. "I have been received here as a sister by white women for the first time in my life," she wrote; "I have received a sympathy I never was offered before." She spoke out against both slavery and racial discrimination, and stressed the sexual exploitation of black women under slavery. She played an important role in drawing British abolitionists' attention to the discrimination suffered by free black people throughout the United States. In a short autobiography, written in 1861, she stressed that "prejudice against colour has always been the one thing, above all others, which has cast its gigantic shadow over my whole life."

A clear and forceful speaker, Sarah Remond lectured to enthusiastic crowds in cities throughout England, Scotland, and Ireland, and raised large sums of money for the anti-slavery cause. Once the Civil War began, she worked to build support in Britain for the Union blockade of the Confederacy and did much to influence public opinion in Britain in support of the North. At the end of the war, she lectured on behalf of the freedmen, soliciting funds and clothing for the ex-slaves.

During her years in Britain, she combined lecturing with studying at the Bedford College for Ladies (now part of the University of London). In 1866 she left England for Florence, Italy, and at the age of 42, entered medical school. She became a doctor, married an Italian man, and apparently never returned to the United States. She preferred her self-imposed exile to life under "the gigantic shadow" of racism.


Black Women in Nineteenth Century American Life: Their Words, Their Thoughts, Their Feelings, ed. by Bert J. Loewenberg and Ruth Bogin (Pennsylvania State University Press, 1977).

Journals of Charlotte Forten, ed. by Brenda Stevenson (Oxford University Press, 1988).

"The Remonds of Salem, Massachusetts: A Nineteenth-Century Family Revisited," by Dorothy Burnett Porter in Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Society, Vol. 95. 1985.

"Sarah Parker Remond: Black Abolitionist from Salem," by Ruth Bogin in Essex Institute Historical Collections, April 1974.

We Are Your Sisters: Black Women in the Nineteenth Century, ed. by Dorothy Sterling, W.W. Norton, 1997).
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Sedgewick and Hull letter to Rush

Sir. I percieve by an advertisement of yours in [...], Register that the pensioners of the U.S. claiming under the Law of 1828 can (if allowed) have their money transmitted to them at the place of their residence. I am reluctant to impose any unnecessary burden upon your department, but am induced by the wish to serve one of the most respectable survivors of the, a colored man to avail myself of the privilege there offered to request that his money may be transmitted to him at Stockbridge by mail (an order if convenient on some Bank in Boston or N.York) -- I enclose his discharge and take the liberty to request that it may be returned -- and also to mention as an interesting fact in regard to this man that I have obtained his permission to send it with great difficulty. He declaims that he had rather forego the pension than lose the discharge. --
Lenox June 12. 1828.
I am Sir, with great respect
Yours [...]
Cha. Sedgewick


Hon. W. Rush, [...] is agreeable to the rules of your department I should esteem it a favor if the amt of my pension (provided it be obtained) could be remitted to me now and trhereafter as it may fallow at Stockbride thro the T. office -- and by means of a draft on Boston or N.York.
I have the honor to be with great respect
Yr [...]
Agrippa Hull

June 12. 1828

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I have dined here twice and loved it both times. There is a steam table for you to view the menu items. I have eaten the Curried Goat and Curried Chicken with red beans and rice, cabbage and plantain. It is so delicious.
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I love the view of the Atlantic Ocean. It is a family friendly park with lots of history. Frederick Douglass stayed at the cottage with Hutchinson Family Singers. This place should be a landmark.
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We were well received by Jay at the Medford Historical Society. He eagerly shared the history of the town. It is a small house museum filled with old treasures.
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A very moving tribute to the forgotten Enslaved Africans. I am so happy the community came together to create this memorial. This is part of Black Heritage Trail
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The history the John Cabot home is amazing. I enjoyed learning about the Black history of Beverly residents. I took the tour of the museum. It has a residence, bank, maritime and Revolutionary war exhibits. The staff is very friendly.
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I love museums and this is so charming. The staff is very welcoming and friendly. It is a great family place. I have visited several times and I always learning something new.
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