Slaves were African American and came to America on ships to grow crops. Slaves had a hard life. They worked all day and did not have shelters to sleep in and never bathed. They always were worrying that their families would get split up.
The Underground Railroad!
The Underground Railroad was not really underground. It was a way to escape going north. They had to keep it a secret. Harriet Tubman was the creator of the Underground Railroad. She was a former slave, a union cook, and a nurse. She also led the slaves to freedom.
Music in slavery!
Most of slavery song themes were of their beliefs and a code of escaping. Their music help them pass time of working all day. All the songs were relating to the underground railroad.