Anti-Slavery Historical Marker
Backstory and Context
In my opinion, this should be considered an extremely important historical marker. This marker, located at 150 Courthouse Square, Greensburg, IN, Decatur County, tells the story of a man who fought against injustice during the times of slavery. This historical marker helps to show that it is important to speak out against injustice, even when it can be uncomfortable. Luther Donnell helped a woman and her family esapce from slavery to Canada, via The Underground Railroad. Unfortunately, Donnell was convicted for assisting in freeing slaves. Later on after is conviction, with the help of a pro-slavery decision, he was freed because the federal law superseeded the state law.