Ms. Darlene Wesenberg Rzezotarski

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  • City:Milwaukee
  • State/Province:WI
  • Country:United States
Storming the Jailhous... by Ms. Darlene Wesenberg Rzezotarski - Masterpiece Online

Storming the Jailhous...

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    Ms. Darlene Wesenberg Rzezotarski

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Joshua Glover was a runaway slave who was residing peacefully as a blacksmith in Racine. In 1854 slave catchers discovered him and he was taken to the Milwaukee jail until he could be transported back to his owner, Benjamin Garfield. Abolitionist and editor of The Waukesha Freeman, Sherman Booth, rode through the streets shouting, “Freemen to the Rescue! Slave catchers in our Midst!” A large band of citizens stormed the jail, literally breaking down the door, and helped Mr. Glover escape. He was taken to Waukesha in a commandeered carriage. The Underground Railroad helped him escape to Canada where he lived out his years as a free man.

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