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Salem Chapel, British Methodist Episcopal Church
Photos by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted August, 2011
Coordinates: N 43 09.914 W 79 14.411
Salem Chapel, built in 1855, was an important centre of 19th-century abolitionist and civil rights activity in Canada. Harriet Tubman, the famous Underground Railroad "conductor", lived near here from 1851 to 1858 and is traditionally associated with Salem Chapel. Many of those aided to freedom became church members and put down roots in the local community. The auditory-hall design typifies the style associated with the Underground Railroad-related churches in Ontario.
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Harriet Tubman (c.1820-1913)
The Underground Railroad in Canada
The African Methodist Episcopal Church of Oro
R. Nathaniel Dett Chapel, British Methodist Episcopal Church
The Nazrey African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church
Otterville African Methodist Episcopal Church and Cemetery
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African Methodist Episcopal Church
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