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A Portrait of the Fugitive Slave Anthony Burns, 1855

Exhibit Description:
Broadside illustrating key events in the enslavement, escape, arrest, return to slavery, and the later manumittence of Anthony Burns, who was returned to slavery under the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 after his arrest in Boston in 1854. Printed in Boston by R.M. Edwards, printer, 129 Congress Street, 1855.
Library of Congress
Andrews, John
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Courtesy of the Library of Congress
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Anthony BurnsFugitive Slave ActdrawingsLibrary of CongressBoston