Chapter 3: Slave Hunters on the Hill!

January 2004
Freedom Stairs;2004, p20
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The article discusses the threats encountered by the Rankin family in being involved in the Underground Railroad in Ohio. His father decided to travel around the U.S. in order to preach emancipation. His family and friends were able to prevent armed slave hunters from entering their house to search for slaves. A group of slave owners from Kentucky have published a reward of $2000 for the abduction or assassination of Underground Railroad operators in Ohio.


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