• The Underground Railroad - National Geographic Society

    Map. The Underground Railroad was the network used by enslaved black Americans to obtain their freedom in the 30 years before the Civil War (1860-1865).

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  • Harriet Tubman

    Harriet Tubman's friends and fellow abolitionists claimed that the source of her strength came from her faith in God as deliverer and protector of the weak.

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  • Sampler Quilt for the Underground Railroad

    The idea of enslaving human beings was not acceptable to many people and so the Underground Railroad came into being. This was network of abolitionists who helped slaves escape to Ohio and Canada.

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  • Underground Railroad/Jacob's Ladder Quilt Pattern

    Quilting patterns. From a pathway to heaven to a path to freedom for slaves. Why is this quilt pattern called both Jacob's Ladder & Underground Railroad.

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  • History of Quilts - Quilting in America | The Fabric of Our ...

    The history of quilts in America has evolved from basic bedcovers to become an important part of America's cultural heritage.

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  • Underground Railroad Quilts & Quilting for Abolitionist Fairs

    Quilting contributed to the fight for emancipation through Abolitionist Fairs but were quilts used as symbols for the Underground Railroad?

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  • Underground Railroad - 42explore2.com

    Easier - The Underground Railroad was not a real railroad.It was a network of houses and other buildings used to help slaves escape to freedom in the Northern states or Canada.

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  • Pathways to Freedom | Secrets: Signs and Symbols

    Hidden in Plain Sight Teacher Note: More recent information indicates that prominent researchers have time and again debunked the myth of the quilt code. There is no historical evidence to indicate that slaves used quilts to communicate information along the Underground Railroad.

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  • New Pathways Into Quilt History - Antique Quilts & Textile Dating

    A forum for research and ideas about quilt history, the women, and textiles: 1750 - 2008. An educational site on antique quilts and their history, quilt historians, quilt news, quilt books.

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  • Were Quilts Used as Underground Railroad Maps? | US News

    Fact, fiction, folklore, or a bit of all three: Did runaway slaves seek clues in the patterns of handmade quilts, strategically placed by members of the Underground Railroad? This ongoing debate surfaced as front page news earlier this year when a New York City Central Park memorial to Frederick ...

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  • 7 Pervasive Myths About the Underground Railroad That Have ...

    Feb 09, 2015 · It Was the Right-Thinking Quakers Who Led It The Quakers and other Caucasians were active in the abolition movement and with the Underground Railroad. Howe

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  • 12 Interesting Facts About The Underground Railroad | APECSEC.org

    Over the years, the Underground Railroad had a number of conductors, but it wasn't a train that they were operating. It was an informal network of safe houses that would help to protect slaves who were escaping from their owners so they could start a new life in freedom.

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  • And Still We Rise: Race, Culture, and Visual Conversations ...

    The beautifully handcrafted quilts featured in And Still We Rise were created by an international group of artists from the Women of Color Quilters Network and narrate the history of the African American experience, capturing the stories of freedom's heroes, ranging from Frederick Douglass to Mae Jemison to the first African American President.

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  • List of Underground Railroad sites - Wikipedia

    The list of Underground Railroad sites includes abolitionist locations of sanctuary, support, and transport for former slaves in 19th century North America before and during the American Civil War.

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  • Underground Railroad - Wikipedia

    The Underground Railroad was a network of secret routes and safe houses established in the United States during the early to mid-19th century, and used by African-American slaves to escape into free states and Canada with the aid of abolitionists and allies who were sympathetic to their cause.

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  • Elizabeth Keckely African American Modiste to Mrs. Lincoln

    The story of Elizabeth Keckly the freed slave who became dressmaker to Mrs. Lincoln.

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  • Pathways to Freedom: Maryland and the Underground Railroad

    Check out routes to freedom on the interactive map! Go!: ©2002 Maryland Public Television.All Rights Reserved. Special Thanks to: Maryland Historical Society and Maryland State Archives

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  • Who are not included as members of the Underground Railroad ...

    TOEFL listening: Who are not included as members of the Underground Railroad?

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  • General Adam Stephen House

    Located at 313 East John Street next to the Adam Stephen House, this magnificent brick structure was built by Philip Showers in 1874 and was rented out as housing to railroad workers and their families.

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