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David Ruggles

David Ruggles’ Home 1km 4min

David Ruggles was the leading, and possibly the most hated, abolitionist in New York City. His courage, activism, and writings made the city a safer place for fugitives and free blacks. He took in thousands of fugitive slaves at his book store in Tribeca. One of these fugitives was Fredrick Douglass.