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The Underground Railroad

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The Underground Railroad

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

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