Jermain Wesley Loguen Button


Jermain Wesley Loguen Pin


Jermain Wesley Loguen, once hailed as the “Underground Railroad King,” was born on February 5, 1813, into slavery in Davidson CountyTennessee. Known then as “Jarm Logue,” he was the son of David Logue, his white master, and an enslaved woman named Cherry. Jarm stole his master’s horse in 1834, escaped to Canada West where he farmed for a few years. In 1837 he went to Rochester,New York, finding employment as a hotel waiter. He attended Beriah Green’s abolitionist school atWhitesboroNew York, though he did not graduate. While there he started a Sunday school for African American children in Utica. He married Caroline Storum of BustiNew York, in 1840. They had six children, one of whom (Amelia) married Lewis Douglass, the son of Frederick Douglass. He died in Saratoga Springs, N Y on September 20,1872 and was buried in Oakwood CemeterySyracuseNY.


Jermain Wesley Loguen was inducted into the National Abolition Hall of Fame & Museum (PeterboroNY) in 2011.


2.25” diameter metal shell


Mylar protective cover


Metal pin back


Artwork by Joe Flores

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