Chapter 1: A Narrow Escape

January 2004
Freedom Stairs;2004, p8
Book Chapter
The article discusses the author's experiences in being involved in the Underground Railroad in the U.S. He cites the challenges faced in helping slaves escape from slave hunters in Kentucky. His father John Rankin made the escape plans to help the slaves who made it across the Ohio River and needed help in getting to Canada where they would really be free. He details their encounter with slave hunters along the County Road.


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