By: Javier Ortiz
How did the Underground Railroad help slaves?
On the run!!!
Slaves often used songs to tell secret messages to friends and their family. These songs would let them know what they where planing without the slave owner being aware of their plans for escape. Along with using songs for messaging they also used quilts! These quilts had patterns on them that each had their own meaning. Slaves would remember these patterns to read the message to find out if it was about what they should bring or what's the best escape route.