Between the years 1830 and 1860 thousands of slaves escaped to freedom on the Underground Railroad. Consisting of a vast network of trails, safe houses, churches, and hideouts, the Underground Railroad provided routes from the southern slave states to the north and Canada. Many people, both black and white, served as conductors along the way.
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