Created by: Sophia Boudnik, Sara Moua, Darian Wheelock
Slavery was a part of the United States history that African Americans were owned and forced to work in fields by white Americans. The Underground Railroad is a path that leads slaves to freedom. Slaves hid during the day, but walked in the night to the safe houses on the Underground Railroad.
In 1849 Harriet Tubman escaped slavery from Maryland to Canada then returns to rescue the other slaves. It was created in the early 19 th century, the Underground Railroad was at it’s height between 1850 and 1860
From Southern slave states to Northern free states and Canada The Underground Railroad route- Delaware, Pennsylvania, New York, across Lake Erie to Canada to freedom
Harriet Tubman was the most well known conductor Wanted slaves Tice David escaped in 1831 and sang songs about the Underground Railroad Free blacks and some slaves worked as conductors who helped escaping slaves to freedom
It allowed African Americans to escape slavery and to no longer be owned by someone African Americans used the Underground Railroad to find freedom and live a different life
Runaway slave used songs, secret words, quilts to get where they were going. The Underground Railroad was not a secret, but it was invisible to most people. A ship was named after Harriet Tubman. It was called “Liberty Ship of Harriet Tubman.”
The Civil War started. The War was between the northern states and the southern states. January 1, 1863 Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation that declared all slaves to be free.