Anderson

African American Abolitionist

Anderson

July 27, 1830 - December 13, 1872

A free African American living in Canada, Anderson worked for the Provincial Freeman newspaper in Chatham when he met Brown at the Chatham Convention. He escaped after the raid by walking through the mountains into Pennsylvania and taking trains to Canada. He penned A Voice from Harpers Ferry in 1861 and was a recruiter for the Union army in 1864. Osborne Anderson died of tuberculosis in Washington, D.C.