Napoleon, Louis, 1800–1881, African American abolitionist. He lived in a community of free blacks in Staten Island, N.Y., working as a porter and furniture polisher while secretly operating as an
agentof the Underground Railroad . With fellow New York abolitionist and newspaperman Sidney Gay , Napoleon helped thousands of fugitive slaves on their journey northward.
See study E. Foner (2015).
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