7 Days: Seizing Freedom

Jane Johnson

This image, from William Still’s Underground Railroad, depicts the very moment Jane Johnson stood for her freedom.  Moments later, at 5PM, the ferryboat pulled away from the dock while Johnson and her sons crossed town in a carriage whose driver had anticipated their escape.

How, exactly, should July 18th 1855 be remembered at Penn’s Landing?

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