Avis Wanda McClinton and others

Honoring Those Known Only to God memorialHonoring Those Known Only to God

Was your Quaker meeting involved in the Underground Railroad?
Does your Quaker meeting maintain a graveyard?
What does it take to identify Quaker burial sites of long-forgotten African American fugitives who traveled to freedom along the Underground Railroad?

Meet other Friends who carry a concern for honoring and restoring the dignity of these men, women, and children.

Learn how to involve your Quaker meeting!

VIDEO April 13, 2016 event

WHEN: Wednesday, April 13, 2016 • 7:00-8:30 pm
WHERE: Friends Center, Philadelphia
QUESTIONS? Contact Liz Oppenheimer
612-567-8406 or lizopp AT gmail DOT com

This unique Quaker project is an outgrowth of a concern taken on by Avis Wanda McClinton, one in which other folks have been inspired to join in an independent ad hoc committee. The marker pictured above memorializes the spot in the burial ground of Upper Dublin Monthly Meeting (Abington Quarter, Philadelphia Yearly Meeting) where travelers on the Underground Railroad are known to have been buried. A historical marker was also placed at the site.

photo above by Doreen Stratton