Women in the Abolition Movement: Historic Sites in Boston, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.

Visit historic sites in four cities that commemorate women involved in the United States' anti-slavery movement. With free African Americans, runaway slaves, and Quakers leading the way, the anti-slavery movement grew stronger each year leading up to 1865 when Congress passed the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, freeing all slaves. Women, primarily those in the middle and upper classes who had extra time to crusade, were an important element to the movement. Click on each city below to learn more about the strong, brave, determined women abolitionists who lived there. Information about important locations relating to the abolition movement and museums and libraries that commemorate the movement are also listed so that visitors can take a female anti-slavery focused tour of each city.

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Additionally, visit the Web site of the National Park Service to learn about the Underground Railroad and find a list of sites throughout the nation that were part of the Railroad.

For more information on the Underground Railroad, please visit the Web site of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, located in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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