William Still was born in (Burlington County) Shamong Township, New Jersey
When 23, He moved to Philadelphia
When 23-44. Learned to read and write self learned and assisted at least 60 enslaved African Americans to escape.
When 26 years old, he found a job as a clerk and janitor for the Pennsylvania Society for the Abolition of Slavery.
When 29, Because of the Fugitive Slave Act, Still was elected Chairman of vigilance committee organized in response to the legislation.
When 38, Still began the fight to desegregate Philadelphia's public transportation system.
When 44 years old, he documented the lives of more than 1000 former enslaved people until slavery was abolished
When 46, Still publish publish entitled, "A Brief Narrative of the Struggle for the Rights of the Colored People of Philadelphia in the City Railway Cars
After eight years of lobbying, the Pennsylvania legislature passed a law ending segregation of public transportation.
When 26 years old, Still got married to Letitia George.