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London's Fugitive Slave Chapel

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Chapel future unclear, concerns grow about risks to structure

Architect John Rutledge hired to lead restoration effort of London fugitive slave chapel

By Kate Dubinski, The London Free Press / Sunday, October 11, 2015 2:23:48 EDT PM


"THE LITTLE CHAPEL THAT COULD":
U of T Musings


MOVING DAY November 12, 2014

The Londoner

Storied fugitive slave chapel transported from its original location to its new home
By Debora Van Brenk, The London Free Press
Thursday, November 13, 2014 9:05:28 EST AM

We were on CTV News on November 12, 2014 at 6pm and 11pm Direct link to the clip Note: the news contains more than the clip (most complete at 11). Here is another location for the clip


Pouring Cement, CTV News. Saturday October 25th, 2014. 11pm


Excavation begins. Sean Irvine, CTV News. Tuesday October 21st, 2014. 6pm


A fire lends urgency to preservation
By Kate Dubinski, The London Free Press, Wednesday, October 1, 2014


Preserving Black Heritage in London, Ontario: The Fugitive Slave Chapel (1847-1869)
by Matthew Beaudoin, Holly Martelle, Nicole Brandon (Timmins Martelle Heritage Consultants Inc.), and Darryl Dann (Independent Researcher)


May 17 Sod Turning Event on CTV News
Seven Politicians spoke at our sod turning event. We received greetings from the Mayor, Joe Fontana, MP for London—Fanshawe, Irene Mathyssen, City councillors, Matt Brown, Harold Usher, Judy Bryant, Sandy White, and a future councillor, Tanya Park. All were 100% behind our project and spoke many kind words of encouragement in our efforts to save the Fugitive Slave Chapel.


Nearly $70,000 is raised to preserve the 1848-era former chapel
By Chip Martin, The London Free Press *** Wednesday, April 16, 2014


A special screening of Twelve Years a Slave in works to fund the relocation and restoration
By Chip Martin, The London Free Press *** Sunday, March 16, 2014



Preserving History
By Mike Hensen, The London Free Press *** Friday, February 7, 2014


February 8, 2014 CTV News


MPs Irene Mathyssen and Pierre Nantel to visit former London slave chapel
By Chip Martin, The London Free Press, Thursday, January 9, 2014


Historic African Methodist church on the move
By Chris Montanini, Londoner. Wednesday, December 18, 2013


Planing Committee recommends $50,000 grant from City of London for Fugitive Slave Chapel
CTV News Video


Committee recommends city provide $50,000 for London slave chapel preservation
By Chip Martin, The London Free Press, Tuesday, December 10, 2013



Group seeks "two cents worth" from 18,000 Londoners
By Chip Martin, The London Free Press / Wednesday, November 6, 2013


Relative of Sir John Hawkins contributes to fund to move slave church
By Chip Martin, The London Free Press / Wednesday, November 13, 2013
2¢ worth campaign is well under way


Plan is to relocate an 1848-era chapel to a new home
By Chip Martin, The London Free Press / Sunday, November 24, 2013


Western Gazette
Wednesday November 27, 2013


Fundraising drive is $16,000 short to relocate the fugitive slave chapel next to a church on Grey St.
By Chip Martin, The London Free Press, Thursday, December 5, 2013


Dig at slave chapel site reveals pieces of history

ARCHEOLOGY: The plan is for the historic building to be moved
By Kate Dubinski, The London Free Press / Thursday, May 2, 2013


Heritage activist wants to save building linked to the Underground Railroad
By Chip Martin, The London Free Press, Thursday, March 14, 2013


Church's Future Unclear

Brainstorming to save former London church linked to Underground Railroad
Saturday, March 23, 2013


Deal saves church built by former slaves from demolition

Interview with Pastor Delta McNeish By Chip Martin, The London Free Press
Tuesday, March 19, 2013


Heritage lovers do God’s work

Follow up opinion piece written by George McNeish published in the London Free Press
Saturday March 23rd, 2013


Developer matches O'Neil family’s donation

Sarnia Observer Wednesday, March 27, 2013 / By Chip Martin, The London Free Press




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