The Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Omaha, Nebraska, established in 1885, is the final resting place of Lewis Washington, freedom seeker, abolitionist and Underground Railroad activist. In 1842, Lewis Washington escaped with the assistance of the famous abolitionist Charles Torrey, while being hired out in Washington D.C.Washington arrived in New York and met another abolitionist, Abel Brown.In the years following, Washington participated in the Underground Railroad and lectured throughout New York while in the company of Abel Brown. Washington left New York in 1847 and lectured as a member of the Liberty Party against slavery in Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and Wisconsin. He eventually settled in Wisconsin and lived there as a small farmer until he moved to Nebraska with his family in 1880.Lewis Washington died in Omaha on August 18, 1898.
Visitor Information: Currently open to public.
Location: PO Box 12006, Omaha, 68152
National Park Unit: No
Ownership: George Easley, General Manager
Location Type: Site
Freedom Seekers: Lewis Washington