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John Hossack

Slavery abolitionist

Died when: 84 years 337 days (1019 months)
Star Sign: Sagittarius

 

John Hossack

John Hossack (December 6, 1806 — November 8, 1891) was a Scottish-American abolitionist whose home, John Hossack House, was a "station" on the Underground Railroad.

He gained notoriety in 1860 when he was tried and convicted for violating the Fugitive Slave Law of 1850 by helping Jim Gray, an African American, avoid slave catchers.


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