She was known for fighting off slave catchers with a butcher knife and a kettle of boiling water. Aunt Polly Jackson, a former enslaved person, was fed up with the harsh and inhumane treatment that was meted out to her even in her old age and decided to escape to freedom. She decided to escape via the Underground Railroad. She escaped and ended up in the North settling in Ohio in a settlement known as Africa, a settlement of escaped African Americans who had been offered land to settle.
Aunt Polly Jackson, was an escaped slave who worked as an agent on the Underground Railroad helping others escape.
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