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Peter Mott

March 22, 1845 is set aside to commemorate Peter Mott, a free Black abolitionist and preacher who’s home became a major station along the Underground Railroad, in the historically African-American town of Lawnside, N.J. Built before the civil war, the house served as safe-haven to many escaped slaves. Mott was the first Sunday school superintendent at Mount Pisgah African Methodist Episcopal Church in Lawnside. Mott was born around 1810 and was one of the first agents of the Underground Railroad.

The house was restored as a museum and opened to the public in October 2001. This has been a Breath of My Ancestors Minute w/Ty Gray-EL…We Must Never Forget


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