Slavery

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Slavery

  1. 1. Slavery and the Underground Railroad
  2. 2. The South needed labor for their crops….
  3. 3. So they BOUGHT PEOPLE
  4. 4. Slaves were routinely mutilated
  5. 5. beaten
  6. 6. Psychologically abused
  7. 7. Starved
  8. 8. And Degraded
  9. 9. They had children But they were often sold
  10. 10. So many fled to the North
  11. 11. They were hunted down
  12. 12. This is Harriet Tubman She came up with a solution
  13. 13. She created the Underground Railroad Slaves were led to Canada and overseas
  14. 14. <ul><li>It was a </li></ul><ul><li>network of people </li></ul><ul><li>led by guides </li></ul><ul><li>called Conductors </li></ul>Click on the picture to learn about famous conductors
  15. 15. To safe houses called Stations
  16. 16. They used the North Star to navigate
  17. 17. This was dangerous
  18. 18. If caught, slaves could be killed
  19. 19. So could those who helped them
  20. 20. This didn’t matter much to Harriet- She was the Moses of her people
  21. 21. To keep the secret network safe Everyone was only told one piece of the puzzle
  22. 22. They had some powerful help The Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) The Congregationalists The Wesleyans
  23. 23. In the end: Official statistics say 6000 fled Other reports say 100,000 by 1850 alone Way to go Harriet!!!!

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