Jockey Statue

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Title

Jockey Statue

Subject

Underground Railroad

Description

These statues were used to indicate the direction of a safe house or station of the underground railroad where runaway slaves could find shelter and food for one night. If he was green, the house ahead was safe, if he was painted red, it was unsafe, and another path would have to be taken.

Publisher

Director Kristina Estle

Format

Statue

Type

Metal

Files

DSCN6933.JPG

Reference

Jockey Statue, Director Kristina Estle

Cite As

“Jockey Statue,” A Glimpse Through the Underground Railroad Museum, accessed July 2, 2022, https://ugrrm.omeka.net/items/show/48.

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