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Lewis Hayden (1811-1889) - The Guardian
“I have one child who is buried in Kentucky and that grave is pleasant to think of. I’ve got another that is sold nobody knows where, and that I can never bear to think of.”
In 1846, Hayden and his family settled in Boston after escaping from slavery. A man of many talents, he was an abolitionist, a lecturer, a businessman, and later a Republican representative to the State legislature. After finding his own freedom, he dedicated his life to the cause of anti-slavery. He was part of the Boston Vigilance Committee, an organization which protected escaped slaves from being kidnapped and returned to the South. Furthermore, his wife, Harriet, and him cared for fugitive slaves in their home, which was a stop on the Underground Railroad. In fact, the Lewis and Harriet Hayden House has been designated a National Historic Site on the Black Heritage Trail in Beacon Hill, Boston.
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