[2014] Sarah Saquian (Lup US History per 7): Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad

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[2014] Sarah Saquian (Lup US History per 7): Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad

helped escaped slaves get to the free states and to Canada

The Underground Railroad wasn't really a railroad. It was a name given to the way that people escaped. No one is real sure where it originally got its name, but the "underground" part of the name comes from its secrecy and the "railroad" part of the name comes from the way it was used to transport people.~It was formed in the early 19th century, and reached its height between 1850 and 1860. About 100,000 slaves had escaped through the "Railroad".

African American slaves may have used a quilt code to navigate the Underground Railroad. Quilts with patterns contained secret messages that helped direct slaves to freedom.Many say this is a myth, however, due to the fact that there are no quilts that remain.

What was the Underground Railroad ?

Quilts as Codes?Fact or Folklore?

Occupation: Nurse, Civil Rights ActivistBorn: 1820 in Dorchester County, MarylandBirth Name: Araminta RossDied: March 10, 1913 in Auburn, New York

Harriet Tubman & the Underground Railroad

conductors:ones who helped slaves

stations:safe houses where slaves took refuge

Map of the many routes of the Underground Railroad

Main Purpose

~In 1849 Harriet decided to escape. She would use the Underground Railroad. After a long and scary trip she made it to Pennsylvania and was finally free.

Who was Harriet Tubman?

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