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Mary and Emily Edmonson, ca. 1850-1860. Photomechanical print. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, Washington D.C., 91789694.

The Edmonson Sisters

Born into slavery, these sisters took part, as teenagers, in the ill-fated slave escape attempt aboard the Pearl. Later freed, they became abolitionists in the North.

Creative: Tronvig Group