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What was the Underground Railroad?

It was a system used by enslaved African Americans to escape the South using a network of routes that led to the North where they could be free

Where did the name Underground Railroad come from?

The name describing the network of houses, buildings and people who assisted in escape from the slave south to northern states or Canada

The individuals who most actively helped in the escape from the slave south were members of ______

the free black community, Northern abolitionists, philanthropist and church leaders

Who were the "conductors"?

They were he guides who helped the slaves escape

Who were the "Passengers"?

They were the slaves that were fleeing the slave south

what were "stations"?

They were the stops where escaping slaves could rest

who were "station masters"?

They were people who kept the escaped slaves hidden until it was safe for the to continue travelling

______ is the most famous " conductor" of the underground railroad

Harriet Tubman. She made 19 trips to the south to help slaves escape. She helped more than 300 slaves escape

Who was Fredrick Douglass?

He was an abolitionist who escaped slavery and became a well known writer and lecture in the North

What were abolitionists?

People who aided slaves in their escape. They were people who supported the movement to end the slave trade and free slaves in Western Europe and the United States.

What was the Pearl Escape?

It was when a large group of slaves escaped together

Who was William Still?

He was a well-known abolitionist who was often called "the father of the Underground Railroad." He helped hundred of slaves to escape.

Where did the underground railroad begin?

Dover, Delaware.

Who was Thomas Garrett?

He became a famous abolitionist. He was born in 1789 in Pennsylvania to a Quaker family. When he was young, he rescued a free, black who worked in his family home, but had been kidnapped to be forced into slavery. After freeing her, he devoted his life to the freedom of all. He paid more than $8000 in fines for helping runaway slaves.

Thomas Garrett help free _____ slaves

over 2700

Who was Samuel Burris?

He was a free black man who was born in Delaware. In 1845, he started helping slaves who were fleeing Delaware and Maryland. When the Civil War was over, he raised money to aid free blacks.

What was the Fugitive Slave Act?

It was a law passed in 1850 that made it legal to arrest fugitive slaves anywhere in the U.S.

Who was Henry "Box" Brown?

He was a slave who arrived in Philadelphia, having traveled in a box for 350 miles from Richmond, Virginia. He was known as the man who mailed himself to freedom.