Mary Ellen Pleasant Memorial

Bush St and Octavia St, San Francisco, CA | Directions   94102

37.787884 -122.426895

 
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Neighborhoods: Lower Pacific Heights (Fillmore), Lower Pacific Heights, Central North

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A commemoration of one of the Bay Area's most revolutionary African American citizens.

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A commemoration of one of the Bay Area's most revolutionary African American citizens. – The Scene
This simple memorial is a large disc-like plaque on the southwest corner of the intersection of Bush and Octavia streets, the location of Mary Ellen Pleasant's former home.

The History
Slave turned businesswoman Mary Ellen Pleasant established the western terminus of the Underground Railroad and won the lawsuit in 1864 that allowed African Americans to ride San Francisco streetcars.

 


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