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Title: Underground Railroad


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Underground Railroad
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Underground Railroad
  • Not an actual railroad
  • Secret route followed by slaves to freedom
  • From south to north and Canada

3
Harriet Tubman
  • Fled slavery at age 29
  • Known as Moses for leading others to freedom
  • Returned 19 times to lead 300 slaves to freedom

4
Hiding Places
  • Stayed at safe houses, swamps, barns, and other
    hiding places along the way

5
Travel
  • Traveled by walking, boat, wagon
  • Often traveled at night
  • Followed the Drinking gourd (North Star)

6
Secrecy
  • Hid in barrels, boxes, wagons
  • Dressed in disguise

7
Fugitive Slave Act 1850
  • Required runaway slaves be returned
  • Penalties for anyone helping runaways

8
Quilts
  • Hung outside a house to signal that it was a safe
    place for runaways to stay

9
Conflict
  • Underground Railroad aggravated southern slave
    owners
  • Added to conflict between north and south

10
Freedom
  • Thousands of slaves made their way to freedom
    between 1810-1850
  • Although free, they still faced discrimination
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