Radical abolitionist John Brown holding a Subterranean Pass Way flag, which was his militant counterpart to the Underground Railroad. By African American photographer John Brown Augustus Washington, c.
Aboard the Underground Railroad--Dr. Richard Ells House in Quincy, Illinois. Illinois, was the first Underground Railroad station across the border of Missouri—a slave state. An abolitionist, Eells was actively involved in the Underground Railroad.
John Hossack. Was an abolitionist who hid as many as 13 fugitive slaves in his house in Ottawa, Illinois as a stop on the Underground Railroad. In a famous 1860 case involving fugitive slave Jim Gray, Hossack and other Ottawans were convicted in Federal Court in Chicago of violating the Fugitive Slave law.