Chapter 1: A Narrow Escape
- National Underground Railroad Freedom Center Opens in Cincinnati. // Jet;9/13/2004, Vol. 106 Issue 11, p4
Reports on the opening of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. Participation of First Lady Laura Bush; Description of the center and how much it cost to build it; Celebrities who lent their support for the center; History of the Underground Railroad.
- The Underground Railroad and the Struggle Against Slavery. Blackett, Richard // History Workshop Journal;Oct2014, Vol. 78 Issue 1, p275
The heart of the Underground Railroad beats with the energy and determination of the enslaved who chose to flee slavery and the many people, black and white, who aided them. The four stories told here examine the motives of those who fled by looking at their actions and suggest ways to measure...
- Runaway Slave on the Wisconsin-Canada Line. Beck, Robin; Herdegen, Lance // America's Civil War;Mar2008, Vol. 21 Issue 1, p34
The article focuses on runaway slave Caroline Quarlls. Accordingly, she was only 16 years old when she escaped after her hair was cut by her cruel mistress in St. Louis, Missouri. It was in 1842 when she began her struggling and fateful journey. In her adventure, she met several persons who have...
- The Drinking Gourd: Compass to Freedom on the Underground Railroad. Joseph, Linda C. // Multimedia Schools;Jan/Feb2003, Vol. 10 Issue 1, p34
Presents information on the history of the Underground Railroad. Preservation of historic sites by the Friends of Freedom Society in Ohio; Interactive trip created by the National Geographic on the Underground Railroad; National Underground Railroad program implemented by the National Park Service.
- A race to save pieces of the route that saved slaves. Savoye, Craig // Christian Science Monitor;8/10/2000, Vol. 92 Issue 182, p2
Reports on the attempts of individuals to preserve the so-called underground railroad which was used by African-American slaves in the United States to escape to Canada. Work of archaeologist Chip Clatto in discovering what may have been a tunnel used by runaway slaves in St. Louis, Missouri;...
- Ebony Escapes! to celebrate Black History Month. Allman-Baldwin, Lysa // New York Amsterdam News;1/20/2005, Vol. 96 Issue 4, p24
This article traces the history associated with Underground Railroad in Ohio. There is little doubt that the era of the Underground Railroad considered by some to be the first Civil Rights Movement in the United States was one of the greatest and most significant periods in the history of the...
- Safe Harbor. Wilson, Brian // Booklist;10/15/2004, Vol. 101 Issue 4, p429
Reviews the DVD 'Safe Harbor.'
- Canada: The Promised Land for U.S. Slaves. REESE, RENFORD // Western Journal of Black Studies;Summer2011, Vol. 35 Issue 3, p208
After much fiery debate at the Constitutional Convention in 1787, delegates agreed to allow slavery, to continue exist on American soil. Embedded in this agreement, was a slave fugitive law, which stated that runaway slaves musts be lawfully returned to their rightful owners. It was this...
- The Path to Freedom. Scher, Linda; Katzin, Nathan // Instructor;Jan/Feb2004, Vol. 113 Issue 5, p54
Suggests some classroom activities to help students understand life on the Underground Railroad. Research activity on quilts; Creation of a postage stamp in honor of the men and women related to the railroad; Play the song "Follow the Drinking Gourd."