January 2004
Freedom Stairs;2004, p60
The article presents a biography of preacher and abolitionist Adam Lowry Rankin who helped fugitive slaves in the U.S. to escape to Canada. Preacher Henry Ward Beecher, brother of author Harriet Beecher Stowe, attributed the abolition of slavery to Revered John Rankin and his sons. Four million slaves were freed during the time of Rankin family.


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