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Legacy of Black abolitionist Wilson Bruce Evans lives on with his Oberlin home

Wilson Bruce Evans [Oberlin College]
Wilson Bruce Evans [Oberlin College]

Recently, the National Park Service accepted Wilson Bruce Evans House, owned and managed by the Wilson Bruce Evans Home Historical Society, as a National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom site.

Wilson Bruce Evans House [Wilson Bruce Evans Home Historical Society]

Evans was a man of African American decent who led the “Wellington-Oberlin Rescue,” one of the lesser-known events that sparked the U.S. Civil War.

His Oberlin home is being restored as a museum.