John Parker (abolitionist)

The restored John P. Parker house in Ripley, Ohio. John P. Parker (1827 – January 30, 1900) was an American abolitionist, inventor, iron moulder and industrialist. Parker, who was African American, helped hundreds of slaves to freedom in the Underground Railroad resistance movement based in Ripley, Ohio. He saved and rescued fugitive slaves for nearly fifteen years. He was one of the few black people to patent an invention before 1900. His house in Ripley has been designated a National Historic Landmark and restored. Provided by Wikipedia
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by Parker, John P., 1827-1900
New York : Norton, 1996

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