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  • 1.Conductor use to signal that fugitive slvs arrved 2.escaping slaves 3.fugitvs to be expctd 4.Canada wmn who oprted urr and condctd escping slves  
  • 1. in wgon slves hdden undr farm prodce 2. trnsprting slves frm one station to nxt 3. The URR 4. Harriet Tubman 5.keeper of safe-house or 'station'
  • Source: Wikipedia Human trafficking  is the practice of people being tricked,  lured ,  coerced  or otherwise removed from their home or country, and then forced to work with no or low payment or on terms which are highly exploitative

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  • The Underground Railroad
  • What is it?
  • The Origin of the Term: Underground Railroad
      • Stars
      • Routes
    There were several ways a slave could escape using the URR. Here they are:
      • Conductors
      • Quilts
  • URR Quilt Symbols
  • Monkey Wrench: gather tools, mental and physical, for journey to freedom.
  • Wagon Wheel: Pack things that would go in a wagon 
  • Bear's Paw: Follow the bear tracks=water+food
  • Crossroads: Meet at the main crossroads of Cleveland, Ohio, to receive info
  • Log Cabin: a red center =a safe house or a warm hearth. black center=danger
  • Shoofly: Someone to be trusted or among friends.
  • Bow Ties or Hour Glass: Dress up in different clothing 
  • Flying Geese: Follow the geese northward in the spring 
  • Drunkard's Path: Walk in an unusual manner;  tracks difficult for slave hunters to follow
  • Tumbling Blocks or Boxes:  associated with "packing up and moving on"
  • Basket: Collect food items in a basket
  • Sailboat:Travels include crossing water
  • Stars
    • Drinking Gourd
    • a.k.a. 
    •    - Big Dipper
    • Drinking Gourd - > North Star
  • Conductors
      • Mail*
      • Walking
      • Water~*
    •                      or...
    • People in the URR would conceal them in ways like:
      • Mail
      • Wagon 
      • Sailboat
  • Reactions
    • Reactions to URR:
      • Slave Hunters
    • -Chase Run away Slaves
      • Law(s)
    • -Escaping Slaves not safe in North
  • ACCOMPLISHMENT: Slaves escape with the help of people.
  • Terms
      • A friend with friends
      • Baggage
      • Bundles of wood
      • Cannan
      • Conductor/Agent
  • Terms
      • Load of Potatoes
      • Forwarding
      • Freedom/Gospel Train
      • Moses
      • Station Master
  • Slavery Today
    • Yes, it does still exists.
    • Slavery.
    • Here is how:
      • Human Trafficking
      • Forced Labor
    • Sources:
      • Wikipedia
      • Other assorted websites that I forgot to write down but give credit to.