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    • 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.