The abolitionist movement was a push for the immediate emancipation of all slaves and the end of racial discrimination and segregation. This movement starts to spread and more people are speaking against slavery.
Frederick Douglass was an escaped slave who became a prominent activist, author and public speaker. He became a leader in the abolitionist movement, which sought to end the practice of slavery.
The Underground railroad, a system of “safe houses” and way stations that secretly helped runaways and was a vast network of people who helped fugitive slaves escape to the North and to Canada, was not run by any single organization or person. Rather, it consisted of many individuals, and helped hundreds of slaves to freedom.