President Clinton signs Underground Railroad act to preserve sites of historic slave escape route

August 1998
Jet;08/10/98, Vol. 94 Issue 11, p24
Reports on the 1998 Underground Railroad Act, aimed at preserving the slave escape route which was signed by American President Bill Clinton. What the legislation entails; Details on the support for the bill.


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