Lunsford Lane

Lunsford Lane was a successful businessman who purchased his freedom and then had to flee the South to escape the anger of resentful whites. Lane's prosperity began to attract unfavorable attention as the mood of the South toward successful free blacks turned hostile with the spread of the abolition movement. Back in Boston, Lane lectured for the Anti-Slavery Society. The book he wrote about his experiences, 'The Narrative Life of Lunsford Lane,' was published in 1842 and sold widely.


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  • 44 Webster Ave.
  • Cambridge, MA 02141
  • East Cambridge


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