Underground Railroad

1810-1853

The Underground Railroad was secret routes and safe houses by the enslaved people from Africa; tried to help them escape to free states and some tried to make it for Canada.

"When I found I had crossed that line, I looked at my hands to see if I was the same person. There was such glory over everything; the sun came like gold through the trees and the fields, and I felt like I was in Heaven" -Harriet Tubman

Harriet Tubman

"I was a conductor of the Underground Railroad for eight years, and I can say what most conductors can't say- I never ran my train off track and I never lost a passenger."
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Henry "Box" Brown

Henry was born in Virginia in 1815 When he was 15 years old he was sent to Richmond to work in a tobacco factory. He was prevented from living with his wife and kids. She was pregnant with their fourth child when she and all her children were sold to North Carolina. He watched as slaves including his family hooked to chains while they were leaving. Years after they were taken, he escaped. And wanted to help other escape as well.
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Levi Coffin, hero of the Underground railroad, his said to have saved 3,000 slaves. For some reason people called him president of the Underground Railroad.