The Underground Railroad

By: Sidney Plott

What is the Underground Railroad?

The Underground Railroad was a secret network organized by people who helped men, women, and children escape from slavery to freedom. It operated before the Civil War (1861-1865) ended slavery in the United States.

Who is Harriet Tubman?

Harriet Tubman became famous as a “conductor” on the Underground Railroad during the 1850s. Born a slave on Maryland’s eastern shore, she endured the harsh existence of a field hand, including brutal beatings. In 1849 she fled slavery, leaving her husband and family behind in order to escape. Despite a bounty on her head, she returned to the South at least 19 times to lead her family and hundreds of other slaves to freedom using the Underground Railroad.

My Personal Quote

It was so brave to keep coming back to free others once you've already been freed.

Quotes by: Harriet Tubman

  1. I grew up like a neglected weed - ignorant of liberty, having no experience of it.
  2. I would fight for my liberty so long as my strength lasted, and if the time came for me to go, the Lord would let them take me.

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