Freedom for All
Liberty for the people shackled into slavery!
How to get your freedom!
Your destination is the North where slavery is prohibited. But to ensure your freedom and prevent being returned back, Canada or the "Promised Land" is your ultimate goal.
To ensure your travel to the northern direction, use the North Star as your guide. The North Star is the brightest star in the sky and is at the tip of the Little Dipper. If the sky is too cloudy, look for moss growing on trees for moss typically grows on the side facing the north.
You must not be seen by anyone, especially by the whites. There are numerous slave catchers who will bring you back to your masters and you will be severely punished and receive harsh floggings. Hide in fields and trees if you sense someone approaching and if you hear barking, cover your scent in a nearby stream and hide.
Who do you trust?
There are certain people who will help you if you refer to yourself as a "friend of a friend."
But both whites and "darkies" will help you in your journey. Do not trust all though for helping a fugitive slave will pose great risks for them and they will be rewarded if you are turned in.
For example, if you live in the southern region of Kentucky, you must first pass through Louisville, enter Ohio through Cincinnati, and enter Canada by Cleveland.
However, the most famous of these routes is the Underground Railroad.
These routes, if you are successful, will lead you to your freedom away from slavery, or "peculiar institution."