The Underground Railroad
The Journey to Freedom
By: Angelina Perez
What was the Underground Railroad?
The Underground Railroad was a network used by enslaved black Americans to obtain their freedom. To gain that freedom the slaves would have to escape to Canada. Also, The Underground Railroad was never a railroad, It was a group of people who just wanted to help the slaves gain their freedom.
The Fugitive Slave Act
The Fugitive Slave Act was a law that said that the Slaves who escaped to a free state could be returned back to their owners. This law just made it harder for the slaves and this is also the reason why the slaves either had to escape to Canada or to another country that doesn't believe in slavery.
Some of the Conducters
Harriet was a woman who escaped from her master and fled to Canada. Once she reached Canada, She came back to the U.S to help her family escape also. She escorted over 300 slaves to freedom.
Levi was the president of the Underground Railroad. he would offer slaves shelter, and gave them the supplies they needed for their journey.
Thomas would help the slaves travel on the Railroad. He had helped about 2700 slaves. He had also used his home as a station for the slaves.
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