Beginning Date
Saturday, September 21, 1850
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Soon after the passage of the 1850 Fugitive Slave Act, reports described the flight of fugitive slaves from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Most contemporaries believed that these individuals had long since escaped from bondage in the Upper South, and now took flight to avoid re-enslavement under the new federal code. 

Escape Numbers
Escape Numbers Comment
Estimated at as many as 140