Tag Archives: Fugitive Slave Act

This day in history — April 3, 1851 — Thomas Sims, Escaped Slave, Captured in Boston

Thomas Sims, Escaped Slave, Captured in Boston In 1850, the U.S. Congress passed the Fugitive Slave Act, which sought to force Northern officials to apprehend alleged runaway slaves and ensure their return to slavery in the South. Any official who … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment