Underground Railroad

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  • I am a runway slave who helped about 300 salves to the Noth
  • The Underground Railroad were various amount of passages that conductors used to help slaves get to the North so they could be free. Conductors were people who were willing to help slave go to the North like Levi and Catherine Coffin and Harriet Tubman.
  • We're a Quaker couple and we helped 3,000 slaves
  • The Underground Railroad was functional from 1780-1862. The trials were spread out through the United States leading to the North.
  • Black conductors who were willing to help save the slaves would sneak into plantations and help the slaves runaway at night. Quakers helped the slaves because they thought everyone was made equally. Blacks because they thought it was wrong to have slavery in the world.
  • There was an Reverse Underground Railroad
  • Slave catchers would go to the North and kidnap any black person they see doesn't matter if they were free or runaways and take them to the South.
  • I think that the Underground Railroad helped our country because it helped free slaves from slavery and helped them become free
  • In 1786 George Washington complained about how a Quaker helped one of his slaves run away
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