Underground Railroad
The Underground Railroad was a network of secret routes and safe houses used by 19th-century enslaved people of African descent in the United States in efforts to escape to free states and Canada with...
8 Key Contributors To The Underground Railroad
In the decades preceding the Civil War, up to 100,000 slaves escaped to the Northern free states or the “promised land” of Canada. Most received help along the way from abolitionists, who ran a vast, ...
Vigilance committee

In the western United States, both before and after the Civil War, the primary purpose of these committees was to maintain law and order and administer summary justice where governmental law enfo...
Quilts of the Underground Railroad
The slave quilt code is the idea that African American slaves used quilts to communicate information about how to escape to freedom. The idea was introduced and popularized throughout the 1990s. Most ...
Songs of the Underground Railroad
Songs associated with the Underground Railroad demonstrate that music has always been important in the heritage of African American people. This music can relay a story or bring people together in a c...
Slavery in the United States
Slavery in the United States was the legal institution of chattel slavery that existed in the United States of America in the 18th and 19th centuries after it gained independence and before the end of...
Slavery in Canada
Slavery in Canada includes both slavery as practiced by First Nations in land that now comprises Canada before European colonization, as well as slavery under European colonization, the latter of whic...
The Railroad To Freedom: A Story of the Civil War
The Railroad to Freedom: A Story of the Civil War is a children's book by Hildegarde Hoyt Swift. It is a fictionalized biography of Araminta Ross (later known as Harriet Tubman) telling of her life in...
Inglenook Community High School
Inglenook Community High School is a Toronto public high school which offers grade 11 and 12 level courses. It is housed in an historical building designed by William George Storm in Corktown, in down...
Constitution Hall (Topeka, Kansas)
Constitution Hall, in Topeka, Kansas, is one of the most famous buildings dating from the history of early Kansas. It was a two-story building constructed between April and October 1855 of native lim...
John Ton
John Ton (born Jan Cornelis Ton) (30 May 1826, Akersloot, North Holland - 4 June 1896, Chicago, Illinois) was a Dutch-born American abolitionist active in the Underground Railroad in Illinois.
Ton...
Dunkirk Schooner Site
Dunkirk Schooner Site is a historic shipwreck archaeological site located in Lake Erie off Dunkirk in Chautauqua County, New York. It lies about 20 miles (32 km) off Dunkirk resting in 170 feet (...
Byberry, Philadelphia
Byberry is a neighborhood in the far northeast section of Philadelphia, in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. Originally it was incorporated as the Township of Byberry and was the northeasternmost munici...
Follow the Drinking Gourd
"Follow the Drinking Gourd" is an American folk song first published in 1928. The Drinking Gourd is another name for the Big Dipper asterism. Folklore has it that fugitive slaves in the United States...
Song of the Free
"Song of the Free" is a song of the Underground Railroad written in 1860 about a man fleeing slavery in Tennessee by escaping to Canada via the Underground Railroad. It is composed to the tune of "Oh!...
Bristolville, Ohio
Bristolville is an unincorporated community in central Bristol Township, Trumbull County, Ohio, United States. Although it is unincorporated, it has a post office, with the ZIP code of 44402. It lie...
J. Howard Wert
J. Howard Wert was an author, educator, and Civil War veteran and collector.
John Howard Wert was born on February 12, 1841 near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania to a prosperous and prominent Pennsylvania...
Austinburg Township, Ashtabula County, Ohio
Austinburg Township is one of the twenty-seven townships of Ashtabula County, Ohio, United States. The 2010 census found 2,197 people in the township.
Located in the northwestern part of the count...
Elba (village), New York
Elba is a village in Genesee County, New York, United States. The population was 676 at the 2010 census. The village is named after the island of Elba.The village of Elba is in the town of Elba. The v...
Fitzwater Station
Fitzwater Station was a stop on the anti-slavery Underground Railroad. Located in Port Providence, Pennsylvania, United States, it is now a restaurant and bar. "The Fitz" overlooks the Schuylkill C...
Joseph Winters
Joseph Richard Winters (August 29, 1824 – November 29, 1916) was an African-American abolitionist and inventor who, on May 7, 1878 received U.S. Patent number 203,517 for a wagon-mounted fire escape l...
Muncy Abolition Riot of 1842
The Muncy Abolition Riot of 1842 occurred in April 1842 in Muncy, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania in the United States. The riot started as an attack on a schoolhouse where an abolitionist speaker, invi...
A Woman Called Moses
A Woman Called Moses is a television miniseries based on the life of Harriet Tubman, the escaped African American slave who helped to organize the Underground Railroad, and who led dozens of African ...
Bangor, Iowa
Bangor is an unincorporated community in Marshall County, Iowa, United States. It is located at the intersections of County Highway E18 and S62, five miles southwest of Liscomb and six miles south of ...