Sunday, February 1, 1863
Freedom Seekers Mentioned By Name
An enslaved man named Archer Alexander, a spy for Union military forces, fled slavery in St. Charles county, Missouri, escaping to St. Louis where he found protection from the U.S. army. Alexander later became immortalized as the model for the liberated ex-slave featured with Abraham Lincoln in the Emancipation Memorial in Washington, DC, sculpted by Thomas Ball and dedicated in 1876 by Frederick Douglass.
Notes on Sources
Rechtenwald, The Life of Archer Alexander, 56