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Georgia and Tennessee Embrace Interstate Slave Trade

Georgia and Tennessee remove restraints on interstate slave trade.

Langston Elected

John Mercer Langston is elected to political office in Ohio, making him the first black to serve in the U.S. government.

Still and Williamson Intercept Slave Trade

With the assistance of others, William Still, a leader in the Philadelphia Underground Railroad, and his white colleague Passmore Williamson, intercept slave owner John Weaver, his slave Jane Johnson and her two sons as they are leaving town. The two help Jane and her children leave their master for freedom.

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