Descendants of Fugitive Slave Reunite in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Posted by admin on Jul 13, 2012

More than 200 descendants of a fugitive slave will be reuniting in Hamilton this weekend. They return to the city where their family first gained freedom.

It was 1860 when Thomas John Holland escaped slavery in Maryland. He fled through the Underground Railroad which led him to Hamilton. For the first time his ancestors will reunite in the city where he first lived as a free man.

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