Category: Historical

The Story of Archer Alexander: From Slavery to Freedom

Archer Alexander (1828-c1880) was a former black slave who served as the model for the slave in the statue, variously known as Freedom Memorial and the Emancipation Memorial located in Lincoln Park. He was also the subject of a moving biography, The Story of Archer Alexander: From Slavery to Freedom (1885), written by William Greenleaf […]

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