The Quarantine Station featured heavily in the Underground Railroad that passed through Staten Island. Moses Roper and William Grimes passed through the Quarantine Station on their journeys to freedom.
Underground Railroad conductors such as Louis Napoleon would spend time there seeking out enslaved individuals they might transfer into the railroad and away to freedom.
Others were not so lucky, such as the young lady caught at the station and forced to return to slavery in New Orleans, read more in the article below.
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Audio clip: The White slave I have not seen read by Robin Semple.