Escaping Plantations 101
By David GU
The First Step
Steps to Freedom
Follow signs of North, where freedom lies by the North Star and the moss.
Make sure to not get caught, and try to lose trackers by following rivers instead of roads.
Persevere always, as you will eventually reach North.
Once there, there will be people to help you from the Underground Railroad, ready to lead you to freedom.
Though now you have help, don't let down your guard as the end is nigh.
The glorious freedom has now come, and the peculiar institution cannot stop that.
What NOT to do:
Nat Turner brutally murdered ~60 women and children, bringing the wrath down upon themselves and the whole black population as a result.
These 'revolts' led to further hostility and further abuse from the plantation owners, and instead escape is necessary to avoid needless bloodshed.
The North Star
Out in the night sky, you can see the Big and Little Dipper - as long as you follow the brightest star, the North Star, you're heading in the right direction.
Typically moss always grows northward, telling you in daylight or on cloudy days.
Houses such as these act as waypoints in which blacks can rest on their troublesome journey.