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Title: Underground Railroad

Underground Railroad
  • By Shane Owens

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  • A conductor is a person who helped out on the
    underground railroad and lead slaves to freedom.
  • Harriet Tubman was one of the great conductors
  • Everyone trusted her since she escaped so many

How Harriet Tubman got involved
  • Harriet Tubman got involved because she was a
    conductor, she was showing people the way to
    freedom also she wanted people to feel like she
    felt when she became free.

  • If the slaves were caught the were sold or beaten
    with a whip or some time they were lynched.
  • Slaves were even sold with a whole family
    children and parents.

A sack of potatoes Meant escaping Slaves hidden
Under the farm Produce in a wagon.
The dead trees will show You the way meant
that moss Grows on the NORTH side of dead Trees
in case stars arent visible to Guide the slaves.
Routes on the underground railroad
  • The underground railroad wasnt really a
  • It was a maze of pathways used by black slaves to
    get to freedom which were house to help them
  • The name came from the way the runaway slaves
    seemed to disappear underground when they were
    being chased by slave catchers, or slave owners.

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Famous Quote
  • Harriet Tubman had other plans as she later
    wrote there was one of the two things I had a
    right to,liberty or death if I could not have
    one,I would have the other for no man should take
    me alive,I should fight for my liberty as long as
    my strength last.

ByHarriet Tubman
Primary Source
We saw the lighting and that was the guns And
then we heard the thunder and that was The big
gunsand then we heard the rain falling and
that was the blood falling and when we Came to
get the crops ,it was dead men that We reaped.
1830s Raise in popularity of the railroad train
leds name and image to movement of escaping
slaves 1838 Black abolitionist Robert Purvis
becomes chairman of the General Vigilance
Committee in New York purpose is to assist
runaways 1847-63 Frederick Douglass, U.S. and
escaped slave, publishes newspaper, the North
Star 1848 First Womens Rights Convention held
in Seneca Falls, New York abolitions Lucretia
Mott, Elizabeth Candy Stanton, and Frederick
Douglass attends womens rights and abolitionist
movements join forces 1849 Harriet
Tubman,escaped slave, leads over three hundred
slaves to freedom via Underground Railroad over a
period of time 1850 publishes Uncle Tom's
Cabin, Which reveals the Second Fugitive Slave
Law passed
1851 Sojourner Truth gives "Ain't I a Woman"
speech at women's rights convention in Arkon,
Ohio, protesting both racial and gender
stereotyping 1856 Henry "Box" Brown mails
himself in a wooden crate from Richmond,
Virginia, to Philadelphia to the Anti-Slavery
Society, he succeeds 1857 Dred Scott Case
Supreme Court rules against Dred Scott, Who filed
suit claiming freedom when his owner took him to
the free state of Illinois but then sent Scott
back to Missouri, a slave state 1858 On Jekyll
Island, Georgia, slave ship Wanderer arrives
carrying what may have been the last cargo of
slaves to America 1863 Abraham Lincoln issues
the Emancipation Proclamation
Key Points
  • The conductors helped lead the slaves to freedom.
  • Slaves fled to Florida and British areas, Canada,
    Mexico, the Caribbean for safety.
  • The underground railroad wasnt a tunnel but
    houses to help slaves escape.
  • The transportation that they used were wagons
    trains and by foot.
  • The consequences that slaves had were they were
    lashed or lynched.
  • Harriets courage encouraged black women in the
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