Fugitive Slave Trial of Anthony Burns



Y/M/D Description Place
1852/09/18 After the adoption of the Fugitive Slave Act 1850, Ellen moves to Brookline, where she finds sanctuary at the Philbrick residence while William hides in the South End. Philbrick House, Brookline
1854/05/24 Anthony Burns is arrested for robbery
1854/05/25 Anthony Burns is arraigned in the federal courthouse (razed) before Commissioner Loring and is charged as a fugitive slave under the Fugitive Slave Act
1854/05/26 5,000 antislavery protesters attend the Great Meeting to Aid Anthony Burns, organize by the BVC. Faneuil Hall, Boston

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