"The Fugitive's Story" sculpture group by John Rogers ca.1869

September 2020

Fugitive's Story by John Rogers - Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana

Donated by Frank J. and Virginia Williams.

Part of The Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana

Collection number #FVW03950

The plaster sculpture depicts abolitionists John Greenleaf Whittier, Williams Lloyd Garrison, and Henry Ward Beecher listening to the tale of an escaped enslaved mother. While illustrative of a fictional account (and created well after the end of the Civil War), the work was well-received by individuals who supported the work of the three abolitionists.

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