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RSS FeedsVolunteers clean up alley with ties to Underground Railroad
(World News USA)


4 july 2020 17:14:51

Volunteers clean up alley with ties to Underground Railroad
(World News USA)

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — A group of volunteers organized by Leaders for Peace, one of several groups that have been protesting police brutality in downtown Fredericksburg, spent a recent afternoon clearing dead vegetation and garbage from an alley in downtown Fredericksburg that has ties to the Underground Railroad. The alley, located where Canal and Caroline streets meet at the northern end of the city`s Historic District, leads down to the Rappahannock River. At that spot during the 19th century, John DeBaptiste, a free Black man, owned French John`s Wharf and operated a ferry transporting people and goods across the river. His grandson, George...

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