Isaac T. Hopper (1771-1852) was a pioneer abolitionist and social reformer. He is sometimes considered to be the “Father of the Underground Railroad”.
James McCune Smith, MD and Abolitionist, was one of the most educated Americans of his time, Frederick Douglass called him his “most important influence”.
Beriah Green (1795-1874) was the president of New York’s hotbed of abolitionism, the Oneida Institute, and envisioned a truly egalitarian interracial society.
David Ruggles was New York’s most radical, infamous, and hated black abolitionist, and the chief operative of the New York Committee of Vigilance.
Gerrit Smith was a wealthy radical abolitionist and social reformer from NY. He donated millions to social causes and helped hundreds of slaves.
Austin Steward was a former slave, abolitionist and businessman in Rochester, NY. He wrote the slave narrative “22 Years a Slave, and 40 years a Freeman”.
Henry Highland Garnet was a radical New York abolitionist. 1843 he called for slaves to rise up. 1865 he spoke as first black man in the US Capitol.
Jermain Wesley Loguen (1813-1872), a fugitive slave from Tennesse was one of the nation’s most active agents of the Underground Railroad in Syracuse. NY.
Abigail Hopper Gibbons was a social reformer and abolitionist active in New York City. Her father was Isaac T. Hopper, “Father of the Underground Railroad”.
Charles De Berard Mills was an abolitionist from New York and part of the anti-slavery movement and Underground Railroad network in Syracuse.