Chapter 4: Rendezvous at the River's Edge
- 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 FREEDOM ROAD, PART I. Huntington, Tom // Civil War Times;Feb2004, Vol. 42 Issue 6, p10
As a surreptitious and illegal undertaking to aid escaped slaves, the Underground Railroad was not a formal organization and it never had a headquarters or official records. The Underground Railroad wasn't an actual railroad, although participants adopted railroad terminology. Fugitives used any...
- Steal Away: New efforts to tell the story of the Underground Railroa reveal much about the American struggle for freedom. Carter, Andria Y. // Black Issues Book Review;Jan/Feb2005, Vol. 7 Issue 1, p22
Provides information on the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center which opened in August 2004 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Description of the museum; Background of the development of the Underground Railroad routes which runs through the Ohio River; Importance of the railroad routes to African...
- TICKET TO FREEDOM. Weisman, Annette Gallagher; Farley, Thomas P. // Town & Country;Nov2004, Vol. 158 Issue 5294, p106
Focuses on the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. Significance of the center to the struggle against slavery; Cost of the establishment; Information on a slave pen being displayed at the center.
- How Runaway Slaves Found the Path to Freedom. Kuchment, Anna; Howard, Lucy // Newsweek (Pacific Edition);01/25/99 (Pacific Edition), Vol. 133 Issue 4, p4
Mentions the use of quilt designs as signal flags for fugitive slaves on the Underground Railroad. Examples of designs and their meanings, from `Hidden in Plain View,' by Jacqueline Tobin and Raymond Dobard.
- Partners in 'Crime.' Gray, Judith L. // dig;Jan/Feb2003, Vol. 5 Issue 1, p10
Recalls the days when 'conductors' would aid fugitive slaves along the Underground Railroad route in the United States. Conductors John Rankin and John Parker; Use of Rankin's and Parker's homes as safehouses; Number of slaves reportedly aided by Rankin and Parker. INSET: Digging for Clues.
- HANNAH COLEMAN TOLIVER MARKER DEDICATION. BURKE, JEANNE // Traces of Indiana & Midwestern History;Summer2009, Vol. 21 Issue 3, p33
The article discusses a historical marker honoring Hannah Coleman Toliver, an African American woman who aided fugitive slaves in Jeffersonville, Indiana. She and her husband, George W. Toliver, helped slaves escape through the Underground Railroad. She was arrested and imprisoned at the...
- THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD. Trumbauer, Lisa // Instructor;Jan/Feb2002, Vol. 111 Issue 5, p65
Presents Internet-based activities on history in the United States. Activities for students to learn the Underground Railroad history; Lesson to give students a sense of what it might have been like to live as a fugitive slave in the 1800s.
- 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.