Henry and Mary Bibb and the Underground Railway – Black History Month Feature

Mary Miles was the daughter of free Blacks and a member of the Quaker congregation of Rhode Island. Born in 1820, she was afforded a de-cent education in her youth, and was awarded entry to the Massachusetts State Normal School where she undertook teacher training. It was here that she found influence from Reverend Samuel J. May, antislavery campaigner and women’s rights supporter.

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