Sara Lucy Bagby Johnson: Last Person Returned To Slavery Under The Fugitive Slave Act

Sara Lucy Bagby Johnson (1843-1906) was the last slave in the United States prosecuted under the Fugitive Slave Act, the federal law, that declared that runaway slaves must be returned to their owners. Not much is known about Sara’s early life. However, we do know that she was born in Virginia in the early 1840’s…

via Sara Lucy Bagby Johnson: Last Person Returned To Slavery Under The Fugitive Slave Act — Black Then

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