George and Susan Hillard House- 62 Pinckney Street
The George and Susan Hillard House, located at
In addition, George Hillard was a federal commissioner and
in 1850 this meant that he had to uphold the new Fugitive Slave Law by giving
out arrest warrants to slave catcher.
This law, which did not allow the accused to speak in their own defense,
put all African American in
Note: The George and Susan Hillard House is a private residence and is not open to the public.
Still, William. Underground
Railroad. 1871. Reprint.
Taylor, Anne-Marie. Young Charles Sumner and the Legacy of the
“Historic Resource Study Boston African American National Historic Site” by Kathryn Grover and Janine V. da Silva
Did You Know?
The first African American recipient of the Medal of Honor was William Carney in 1900. Carney was a member of the famous Massachusetts 54th Regiment, and was honored with the medal for his valor at the Battle of Fort Wagner in 1863.