underground railroad

by shakara horner

quote about underground railroad

Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.

- Harriet Tubman

I freed a thousand slaves I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves.

- Harriet Tubman

personal quote

tubman was a strong woman. tubman was the reason why some slaves were freed.

african-American abolitionist, humanitarian, and, during the American Civil War, a Union spy.


1. what states did the people try to escape to from the underground railroad?

free states and canada

2. when was the underground railroad formed?

19th century

impact on william still and levi coffin

stills impact was that he helped as many as 800 slaves escape to freedom. He interviewed each person and kept careful records, including a brief biography and the destination for each, along with any alias adopted.

levis impact was that coffin estimated that on average he helped one hundred escape annually. Coffin's home became the convergence point of three major escape routes from Madison, New Albany, and Cincinnati. The runaways gathered at his home and at times two wagons were required to transport the escapees further north.