Adams Morgan neighbors and historians gathered at Kalorama Park on a beautiful evening April 25 to dedicate the recently installed National Underground Railroad marker which honors 20-year-old Hortense Prout’s courageous flight to freedom from slavery on John Little’s farm in 1861.

Very special guests who spoke at the dedication were Sylvia Y. Cyrus, executive director of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH); David Maloney, director of the DC Historic Preservation Office; and Jenny Masur, the leading expert on DC-area underground railroad sites and retired regional director of the National Park Service’s National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom. Also on hand were Advisory Neighborhood Commission ANC1c Chair Ted Guthrie and Kim P. Williams of the DC Historic Preservation Office.

 

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