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Site of the Home of William H. Childs

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img childs homeW.H. Childs was a major anchor of abolitionism in Niagara Falls, “a most zealous anti-slavery man,” from at least 1840 to the Civil War, working with philanthropist Gerrit Smith to distribute land to African Americans in 1846-47, consistently supporting the Liberty Party, and helping to establish the Congregational Church at Suspension Bridge. Childs was also actively involved in the Underground Railroad, and was involved in assisting at least two fugitives. He appears on Wilbur Siebert’s 1898 list of Underground Railroad agents.

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