Article-a-Day #58: Encyclopedia Virginia-Mark DeMortie Antislavery Republican Party Activist

Mark Renie (or Réné) DeMortie was an antislavery and Republican Party activist. Born with slave status in Norfolk, his enslaver emancipated him in 1850, a few weeks before his twenty-first birthday. He assisted other men and women who fled slavery by way of the Underground Railroad in Virginia.

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