Let' take a walk along the underground railroad with the fugitive slaves who fought to secure their freedom in the north and learn how they were assisted along these treacherous routes.
Director Kristina Estle
As we look out the window in the slave cabin, we see a fleeing man, all he takes with him is tucked away in the sack on his shoulder. He is fleeing the cruelties of slavery and seeks justice in the North. But he is unaware of the dangers that lie…
Harriet, a successful runaway slave, sacrificed her life on numerous occasions running runaway slaves from the southern plantations to the northern free states. She made 13 trips from the north to the south and back, rescuing 70 enslaved people.
William Siebert mapped all the known underground railroad trails after the ending the slavery. Thanks to this historian, we can continue educating on this topic for generations to come.
When slaves would runaway, bounty hunters would run after them and capture them for the reward money. Slaves were very valuable to the masters of the plantations because they provided free labor. Some people posed as conductors in safe houses to trap…
These statues were used to indicate the direction of a safe house or station of the underground railroad where runaway slaves could find shelter and food for one night. If he was green, the house ahead was safe, if he was painted red, it was unsafe,…
This is a model of the safe house that was located in Flushing, Ohio. It was demolished in the early 2000s, but we will always remember this family and their sacrifices to assist the runaway slaves. Almost every town in Ohio had at least one safe…