Parker Kidnapping & Rescue
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe
N 39° 44.476 W 076° 03.929
18S E 408707 N 4399584
Quick Description: Emboldened by the 1850 Fugitive Slave Law, Maryland slave catchers kidnapped Rachel and Elizabeth Parker from the Nottingham area in 1851.
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 4/29/2020 11:39:28 AM
Waymark Code: WM12CPX
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member The Leprechauns
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Long Description:
Parker Kidnapping & Rescue-Emboldened by the 1850 Fugitive Slave Law, Maryland slave catchers kidnapped Rachel and Elizabeth Parker from the Nottingham area in 1851. Rachel’s employer Joseph Miller was murdered in a failed attempt to rescue her from Baltimore. Public outrage led Pa. officials to seek the sisters’ release in a Md. civil court case that secured their freedom in 1853. The forcible enslavement of two young free black women galvanized antislavery sentiment.
Marker Name: Parker Kidnapping & Rescue

County: Chester

Date Dedicated: 9/17/2011

Marker Type: Roadside

Location: At Fremont Cemetery & Union Methodist Church, 321 Fremont Rd., Nottingham, PA

Category: African American, Government & Politics 19th Century, Women

Website: [Web Link]

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