Lorain Underground Station 100 Monument (Lorain, Ohio)

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Title

Lorain Underground Station 100 Monument (Lorain, Ohio)

Subject

Subject (Topic)
Abolitionists--United States
Antislavery movements--United States
Fugitive slaves--United States
Midwestern United States
Public art
Public sculpture
Underground Railroad

Subject (Object Type)
Commemorative sculpture

Description

A low relief that depicts three freedom seekers against the map of Ohio: a father, mother, and young boy. The male figure is show in profile wearing a soft brimmed hat, holding a walking cane, and dressed in simple shirt and pants with worn shoes ( a hole is visible). The woman is between the man and young boy, holding both of their hands. She is wearing a head wrap, simple top and skirt, and a shawl on around her shoulders. Like the young boy, she is barefoot. With short hair, the young boy wears a button shirt with rolled up pants. Over his shoulder is a small sack.

Creator

Unknown

Source

Photographs from Visit Lorain County Blog.

Date

2006?

Contributor

National Council of Negro Women, Lorain County Section; the Lorain Club of the National Association of Negro Business & Professional Women’s Clubs, Inc.; the Lorain County Urban League; and The Ohio Historical Society.

Rights

Lorain County Government, 226 Middle Avenue, Elyria, Ohio 44035

Format

JPEG

Language

English

Type

Visual Arts-Sculpture

Coverage

Black River Landing, 421 Black River Lane, Lorain, Ohio, 44052, United States

Has Part

Historic marker:

Prior to the Civil War, Ohio was a leading state for enslaved Americans of African descent traveling the Underground Railroad to freedom in Canada. For these fugitives, their final stop in Ohio was a Lake Erie port community in the north. One such port was at the mouth of the Black River in Lorain that came to be identified as Lorain Station 100, named because it was thought to be one of the last stops or stations before the fugitive slaves reached freedom in Canada. Many arrived here in a wagon driven by Robbins Burrell who owned a farm five miles up the Black River. Concealed by vegetables, grains, or hay, the slaves were smuggled into schooners, some of which belonged to Burrell’s cousin Captain Aaron Root. From Lorain Station 100, the determined travelers were transported across Lake Erie, completing the final leg of their long journey to freedom.

Extent

Unknown

Medium

Bronze; cement

Bibliographic Citation

"Lorain Station 100." The Historical Marker Database (HMD). Accessed April 30, 2021, https://www.hmdb.org/m.asp?m=143281.
"On the Trail to Freedom: The Underground Railroad, Lorain County, Ohio." Visit Lorain County, August 1, 2012. Accessed April 30, 2021, https://issuu.com/visitloraincnty/docs/urr.loraincounty.

Rights Holder

Renée Ater

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Sculpture

Physical Dimensions

Unknown

Citation

Unknown, “Lorain Underground Station 100 Monument (Lorain, Ohio),” Contemporary Monuments to the Slave Past, accessed May 16, 2021, http://slaverymonuments.org/items/show/1221.

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