North Star by Samaria Gooch
Date & Place
The 1830's was the first line it may have been in Indiana.
The South 100,000 slaves escaped from bondage in the South between 1810 & 1850.
They were aided by people in the Abolitionist movement.
Many whites but predominately black, including Harriet Tubman, and Levi Coffin.
Abolitionist moved hundreds of slaves northward each year.
Cause of event
The slaves ran away to the railroad and hid secret places that's why it is the Underground Railroad transported runaways on coaches, trains ,but mostly on foot.
Escaping slaves followed the North star to the "station".
Description of event
A network of meeting places, secret routes, and passageways used by slaves in the U.S to escape slave holding states to the North or Canada.
Purpose of event
Contributions to change
Canada was really only place they were really safe, in the free states you could still be token back by your master.
Harriet Tubman guided runaways through the black of the night, there were yellow lights coming from the stations in the Underground Railroad.