The Oberlin-Wellington Rescue Monument is significant to the Underground Railroad because it symbolizes local refusal to permit freedom seeker John Price to be returned to those trying to take him back to enslavement in Kentucky. John Price had lived and worked in Oberlin, and as soon as news spread that he had been captured, black and white Oberlinians and Wellingtonians sprang to his successful rescue. Those indicted for helping in the rescue were tried in Cleveland. John Price was led to freedom by several Oberlinians, and arrived in Canada.
Visitor Information: Currently open to public.
Location: Martin Luther King, Jr., Park, East Vine Street, Oberlin, 44074
National Park Unit: No
Ownership: City Manager
Location Type: Site
Freedom Seekers: John Price