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February 15, 1851: The Fight For Shadrach Minkins

Shadrach Minkins, a African American fugitive slave, is arrested by U.S. Marshals but he is rescued by members of the anti-slavery Boston Vigilance Committee, who used force to take him from the marshals. From Boston, Minkins was spirited to Canada, where he settled in Montreal, in the section of the city known as Old Montreal. […]

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