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The Underground Railroad | National Geographic Society
25 Jan 2023 at 11:16pm
During the era of slavery, the Underground Railroad was a network of routes, places, and people that helped enslaved people in the American South escape to the North. The name ? Underground Railroad ? was used metaphorically, not literally. It was not an actual railroad, but it served the same purpose?it transported people long distances.

Underground Railroad - Definition, Background & Leaders - HISTORY
28 Jan 2023 at 3:09am
The Underground Railroad was a network of people, African American as well as white, offering shelter and aid to escaped enslaved people from the South. It developed as a convergence of several...

Underground Railroad - Wikipedia
28 Jan 2023 at 1:58am
The Underground Railroad was a network of clandestine routes and safe houses established in the United States during the early- to the mid-19th century. It was used by enslaved African Americans primarily to escape into free states and Canada. [1] The network was assisted by abolitionists and others sympathetic to the cause of the escapees. [2]

What is the Underground Railroad? - National Park Service
25 Jan 2023 at 9:50pm
The Underground Railroad started at the place of enslavement. The routes followed natural and man-made modes of transportation - rivers, canals, bays, the Atlantic Coast, ferries and river crossings, road and trails. Locations close to ports, free territories and international boundaries prompted many escapes.

The Underground Railroad (TV Mini Series 2021) - IMDb
21 Jan 2023 at 4:04pm
The Underground Railroad TV Mini Series 2021 TV-MA 9 h 53 m IMDb RATING 7.4 /10 7.6K YOUR RATING Rate POPULARITY 2,292 165 Play trailer 2:00 6 Videos 43 Photos Drama Fantasy History A young woman named Cora makes an amazing discovery during her attempt to break free from slavery in the deep south. Stars Thuso Mbedu Chase Dillon Joel Edgerton

Underground Railroad | United States history | Britannica
26 Jan 2023 at 7:44am
Underground Railroad, in the United States, a system existing in the Northern states before the Civil War by which escaped slaves from the South were secretly helped by sympathetic Northerners, in defiance of the Fugitive Slave Acts, to reach places of safety in the North or in Canada. Though neither underground nor a railroad, it was thus named because its activities had to be carried out in secret, using darkness or disguise, and because railway terms were used in reference to the conduct ...

The Underground Railroad - Rotten Tomatoes
28 Jan 2023 at 9:46pm
Series Info After escaping a Georgia plantation, Cora boards a train embarking on a harrowing trip as she seeks true freedom while being hunted by a notorious slave catcher. Starring: Thuso Mbedu,...

The Underground Railroad review: A remarkable American epic - BBC
26 Jan 2023 at 6:28pm
The real underground railroad, the historical 19th-Century network of people and safe houses that helped slaves escape, becomes a literal, physical trainline carrying people to safety in Colson ...

End Child Trafficking - Operation Underground Railroad
26 Jan 2023 at 11:04am
Operation Underground Railroad (O.U.R.) has made a significant impact in the fight to end sex trafficking and sexual exploitation by assisting in rescuing and supporting thousands of survivors in 30 countries and 50 U.S. states. Our approach is adapted to geographical location, the needs of survivors, and best practices in the field.

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