Former Home of the Rev. Amos Noe Freeman

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Title

Former Home of the Rev. Amos Noe Freeman

Description

Square stone pillar with two bronze plaques on the flat top of the marker which is angled at about 30 degrees. The plaque closest to the top of the marker is a bronze relief image of 5 people grouped together, pointing to the sky; they seem to be a family, with parents, two older children (son and daughter), and one small child. The son is holding a lantern and the daughter has a shawl with a star pattern draped over her uplifted arm. This plaque also has the title and information about the trail inscribed on it. The second plaque is lower on the pillar face. It has a small image of three figures, a child seated at a school desk, and two standing adults with books in their hands. All the figures are looking at a lantern in the upper left corner. The description is of Freemans's works both in Portland and New York City.

Format

Coverage

Date Created

2007

Medium

Bronze
Granite

Temporal Coverage

1841-1852
1812-1903
1863
1809-1893

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Inscription

HOME OF AMOS NOE AND CHRISTINANA WILLIAMS FREEMAN
12 HANCOCK STREET
FIRST FULL-TIME CALLED MINISTER OF THE ABYSSINIAN MEETING HOUSE 1841-1852

REV. FREEMAN (1809-1893) WAS AN INSTRUCTOR IN THE SCHOOL MAINTAINED FOR AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE ABYSSINIAN MEETING HOUSE. AS CONDUCTORS ON THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD, THE FREEMANS MAINTAINED BOTH THEIR HOME AND THE MEETING HOUSE AS SAFE-HOUSES FOR FREEDOM SEEKERS. AFTER THEY LEFT MAINE, CHRISTIANA FREEMAN (1812-1903) WAS A DIRECTOR OF THE COLORED ORPHANS ASYLUM IN NEW YORK CITY. DURING THE DRAFT RIOTS OF 1863, SHE WAS INSTRUMENTAL IN SAVING MANY CHILDREN'S LIVES.

Files

Markers 9- the Reckoning - 16.jpg

Citation

Maine Freedom Trails, Inc, “Former Home of the Rev. Amos Noe Freeman,” Portland’s Historical Markers, accessed September 24, 2018, http://markers.portlandculturalhistory.org/items/show/24.

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