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Underground Railroad Printable(** for Premium Members only)
The term “underground railroad” was first used around 1830 to describe the loosely organized system that helped thousands of black American slaves escape to the northern states and Canada. The most heavily traveled routes ran through Ohio, Indiana and western Pennsylvania. Follow me as we learn more about the heroes who helped so many find freedom.
Fergus Bordewich: Underground Railroad Timeline
“LATE 1790S: Quaker Isaac T. Hopper and African-American collaborators begin helping fugitive slaves in Philadelphia. Their cooperation set the pattern for the Underground Railroad.” Author, journalist Fergus Bordewich offers this illustrated timeline as a supplement to his book: “Bound for Canaan,” published in 2005. It starts at the end of the eighteenth century, and ends eighty years later when African-American men won the right to vote.
National Geographic: The Underground Railroad
Although this interactive adventure for elementary- and middle-school students is eight-years old, it is still a worthwhile stop. Step into the role of a slave belonging to a Maryland farmer in the 1850s. “Your soul lights up when you hear whispers of attempted escape. Freedom means a hard, dangerous trek. Do you try it?” Yes? Or no? Your choice.
National Park Service: Aboard the Underground Railroad
The underground railroad “provided an opportunity for sympathetic white Americans to play a role in resisting slavery, and brought together, however uneasily at times, men and women of both races to begin to set aside assumptions about the other race and to work together on issues of mutual concern. ” Read the introduction, peruse the map, and learn more from the historic Underground Railroad sites that are part of our National Park Service.
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Underground Railroad Printable
Underground Railroad Quiz and Worksheet
Black History Month Printable
Harriet Tubman Printable
Civil War Printable
Abraham Lincoln Printable
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Quote of the Week
“I want freedom for the full expression of my personality.” ~~ Mahatma Gandhi ~~ (October 2, 1869–January 30, 1948) Indian political and spiritual leader. Click this link to read more Mahatma Gandhi quotes.
Surfing the Calendar
Get Ready for Kindergarten Month August
William Clark’s Birthday Aug 1, 1770
Francis Scott Key’s Birthday Aug 1, 1779
First US Census Aug 1, 1790
Emancipation of 500 Aug 1, 1791
U.S. Purchases Alaska From Russia for $7.2 Million Dollars Aug 1, 1868
Anne Frank’s Last Diary Entry Aug 1, 1944
Declaration of Independence Signed Aug 2, 1776
Albert Einstein’s Atomic Bomb Letter to President Franklin Roosevelt Aug 2, 1939
Columbus Sails for New World Aug 3, 1492
Annie Oakley’s Birthday Aug 13, 1860
President Harry Truman Signs Act of Congress Designating June 14 National Flag Day Aug 3, 1949
Atomic Bomb Dropped On Hiroshima Aug 6, 1945
President Johnson signs the Voting Rights Act into law Aug 6, 1965
First Website Put Online Aug 6, 1991
Operation Desert Shield begins Aug 7, 1990