The Underground Railroad By Blake, Makenna, and Nick
About the underground Railroad The underground railroad was a enormous network of people who helped runaway slaves reach freedom by housing them and help them find routes to the north and parts of Canada where it was safe. The underground railroad helped an estimated 100,000 slaves between 1810 and 1850.
Getting to the Underground Railroad GROUND The first step to getting on the underground railroad was often the hardest and most difficult. Escaping from your slave owner. Often, station masters disguised as slaves would infiltrate a plantation and help slaves escape and get to a safe zone, such as: a barn, a basement, or some place where slave owners couldn't find them.
Runaway slave tents
An old safe house used by runaways
Great People of the Underground Railroad Many great people participated at the Underground Railroad. These people repeatedly risked capture and imprisonment. Among these people were John Fairfield, Levi Coffin, and Harriet Tubman. These brave individuals would risk life and limb to set assist runaway slaves. John Fairfield Levi Coffin Harriet Tubman
Some slaves had to cross lakes and rivers to get away from their plantations
Timeline 1619 20 captive slaves are sold in James Town Virginia 1636 North Americas slave trade beings 1682 Virginia declares all black imported slaves are slaves for life 1775 Georgia takes action against slavery
Slaves were treated terrible by their masters, which was a big reason they ran away.
Between 1810 and 1850, the South lost an estimate of 100,000 slaves.