In August 1854, African American rancher and miner Stephen Spencer Hill was a victim of two discriminatory laws passed by the legislature of the new, "free" state of California. Hill's unique story involves deception, imprisonment, conspiracy, rescue and escape and comes to us through oral history, newspaper accounts, and proceedings preserved in the annals of the Tuolumne County Courthouse in Sonora, California.
Visitor Information: Currently not open to public.
Location: 41 Yaney Avenue, Sonora, Tuolumne, 95370
National Park Unit: No
Location Type: Site
People/Organizations Associated with the site: Fugitive Slave Law
Freedom Seekers: Stephen Spencer Hill