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Underground Railroad - Wikipedia


The Underground Railroad was a network of secret routes and safe houses used by .... Opposition to slavery did not mean that all states welcomed free blacks. .... Many of these settlements were star...

Underground Railroad | HistoryNet


The term Underground Railroad began to be used in the early 1830s. .... He used to beat us, sure; but not nearly so much as others did, some of his own kin ...

Underground Railroad - Black History - HISTORY.com


Find out more about the history of Underground Railroad, including videos, interesting ... A number of individual whites also aided runaways, as did “ vigilance ...

Underground Railroad: A Path to Freedom - Eastern Illinois University


The Underground Railroad was a secret system developed to aid fugitive ... They did this with little or no food and no protection from the slave catchers chasing them. ... If they were caught, any number of terrible things could happen to them.

Beginning of the Underground Railroad across Southeast Ohio


1812 is the year the Underground Railroad began to operate. ... establishing the Underground Railroad, but the Underground Railroad did not just appear one ...

The Underground Railroad [ushistory.org]


Perhaps the most outstanding "conductor" of the Underground Railroad was Harriet Tubman. Born a slave herself, she began working on the railroad to free her ...

History | National Underground Railroad Freedom Center


Of course, Underground Railroad activity did not literally take place underground or via a railroad, nor was it an official organization with defined structure.

Myths of the Underground Railroad - Scholastic


The Underground Railroad did not exist as an organization in the south. ... the loose “network” of routes and safe houses began to emerge in the 19th century.

Black History Canada - Underground Railroad


Travelling on the Underground Railroad was dangerous and required luck as much as a guide. The "railroad" actually began operating in the 1780s, but ...

Civil War and Underground Railroad Timeline and Resources from ...


Underground Railroad Timeline, an Excerpt from Fergus Bordewich new book: ... African-American collaborators begin helping fugitive slaves in Philadelphia.

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Underground Railroad, The (1820-1861) | The Black Past ...


The Underground Railroad was established to aid enslaved people in their escape to freedom. The railroad was ... Those that led the runaway slaves north did so in stages. ... Slave-catchers started abducting free-born African Americans.

The Underground Railroad - PBS


The Underground Railroad, a vast network of people who helped fugitive slaves escape to the North and to Canada, was not run by any single organization or ...

Where did the Underground Railroad go? - Pathways to Freedom ...


Pathways to Freedom: Maryland and the Underground Railroad ... The Underground Railroad went north to freedom. Sometimes passengers stopped when they ...