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Paul and Amelia Edmonson Foundation

Subject:
Edmonson, Amelia
Edmonson, Emily, 1835-1895
Edmonson, Mary
Edmonson, Paul
Creator:
Johnson, Paul
Type:
Collection description
Bible
Place:
Maryland
Virginia
Washington (D.C.)
Description:
Paul Johnson is a descendant of the Edmonson family who are famous through their participation in the 'Pearl Incident,' the largest recorded escape attempt by slaves in the United States on April 15, 1848. His foundation, the Paul and Amelia Edmonson Foundation, donated a 2 volumes of 'The Devotional Family Bible' by Rev. Alexander Fletcher, D.D. A photograph and birth document are intersleeved between the pages of one of the bibles.
Wikipedia:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pearl_incident
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edmonson_sisters
Topic:
Abolitionists
African American abolitionists
African American families
African American history
African Americans
Families
Fugitive slaves
Pearl Incident
Slavery
Slaves
Cite As:
Permanent Collection, Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
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