I like to think of Harriet Tubman by Susan Griffin
I like to think of Harriet Tubman. Harriet Tubman who carried a revolver, who had a scar on her head from a rock thrown by a slave-master (because she talked back) , and who had a rans…
Commemorative Plaque: Escape to Freedom
This is the second of two historical markers erected by the West Virginia Division of Archives and History to commemorate the Underground Railroad. Placed in 2003, due to the efforts of URR historian Henry Burke, it’s located in Parkersburg, WV, near the Ohio River boat landing for Blennerhassett Island, which has a fascinating history in its own right. The Blennerhassett Museum in Parkersburg has one of the original reward posters slaveholder Solomon Harness had printed in August, 1843…
Famous Graves of the Famous
Robert Frost, Poet Old Bennington Cemetery, Bennington, VT September 14, 2011 — It's stupid how much time I've spent in graveyards in ...
Slave Narratives of the Underground Railroad
More than 100,000 people escaped slavery in the American South by following the Underground Railroad, a complex network of secret routes and safe houses. This inexpensive compilation of firsthand accounts offers authentic insights into the Civil War era and African-American history with compelling narratives by Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman, and lesser-known refugees.
Underground Railroad Quilt Codes Secret messages in the form of quilt patterns aided slaves escaping the bonds of captivity in the Southern states before and during the American Civil War. Slaves …
The Underground Railroad, by Colson Whitehead ✎✎✎✎
Like a runaway train, Colson Whitehead’s The Underground Railroad swept through 2016 on its way to winning the National Book Award for Fiction. You had to read it so that you knew the constru…
Fugitive Slave Law of 1850
This group of fugitive slaves escaped to freedom in Canada on the Underground Railroad and took up residence in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. Their names are listed from left to right as, back row: Mrs. Hunt, Mansfield Smith, Mrs. Seymour; front row: Stevenson, Johnson.
The Underground Railroad is a term used from about the 1840s to describe an informal network of secret routes and safe houses used by fugitive slaves in the United States of America on their journey north to “Free States” or Canada. It spanned twenty-nine states, as well as Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. Quakers played an active part in it, along with many others.
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Famous Quote Posters | The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross | PBS
Harriet Tubman Poster, The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross - PBS #BlackHistoryMonth
Best Historical Home Tours In Detroit
History buffs, kids and everyone in-between will enjoy learning about the beautiful architecture and fascinating stories behind these homes.