Restoration of Lundy home

Workers rebuild the exterior kitchen wall at the Benjamin Lundy House.

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Though Mount Pleasant may be hard to find on the map, this tiny, rural town in southeastern Ohio played a large role in the fight against slavery. In 1817, the first newspaper to advocate national abolition, The Philanthropist, was founded here.

Benjamin Lundy

Portrait of Benjamin Lundy, circa 1820. 

The Benjamin Lundy House and Free Labor Store

The Benjamin Lundy House and Free Labor Store, around 1848. 

Lundy house rebuilt

A wall on the western side of the Benjamin Lundy House is rebuilt.

Quaker Yearly Meeting House

This is the Quakery Yearly Meeting House.