The Underground Railroad

 

The Underground Railroad was a series of safe houses and "conductors" who helped slaves escape from slavery to the North or to abolitionists in the South. These links tell you more about this famous "railroad."


The Underground Railroad: Cloaked Gateway to Freedom
The Underground Railroad is a catch-all term that refers to any of a large number of methods that American slaves and those sympathetic to them used to help those enslaved in their flights to freedom before and during the American Civil War.

Aboard the Underground Railroad
Huge list of sites that were "stops" on the famous road to freedom

Harriet Tubman
She was known as the "Moses" of her people. Learn more about the famous woman.

William Still

William Still was a prominent abolitionist and businessman in 19th Century Philadelphia. The son of former slaves, he helped more than 600 slaves escape. He was known as the father of the Underground Railroad.

PBS: The Underground Railroad
Usual excellent examination of this inspiring route to freedom

Underground Railroad: The True Story of Josiah Henson
Read all about the man who is thought to have been the inspiration for the famous anti-slavery book Uncle Tom's Cabin.

Slavery
It's hard to imagine that people did these things to each other, but different times allowed different ideals.

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