Archives of Maryland
(Biographical Series)

Emily C. Edmonson (b. circa 1835 - d. 1895)
MSA SC 5496-15206
Fled from slavery, Washington, District of Columbia, 1848
 

Sources:


Archival Sources -

U.S. Census Record (Census Record, MD) Emily Johnson, 1860, Montgomery County, 5th Election District, Page 37, Line 17 [MSA SM 61-213, M7223-1]

U.S. Census Record (Census Record, MD) Emily Johnson, 1870, Montgomery County, 5th Election District, Page 404, Line 6 [MSA SM 61-275, M7256]

U.S. Census Record (Census Record, MD) Emily Johnson, 1880, Washington,  D.C., Page 166, Line 37


Newspapers and Journals -

Mingia, Bernhart. "D.C. Slaves' Voyage to Freedom Was Foiled." The Washington Post, 27 February 1986.

Ricks, Mary Kay. "Escape on the Pearl." The Washington Post, 12 August 1998.

Ricks,  Mary Kay.  "A Passage to Freedom." The Washington Post, 17 February 2002.


Books -

Clayton, Ralph. Cash For Blood:  The Baltimore to New Orleans Domestic Slave Trade. Bowie, MD, Heritage Books, Inc., 2002.

Pacheco, Josephine. The Pearl: A Failed Slave Escape on the Potomac. North Carolina: UNC Press, 2005.

Ricks, Mary Kay. Escape on the Pearl: The Heroic Bid for Freedom on the Underground Railroad. New York, NY, Harper Collins Books, 2007.



 

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