The Underground Railroad was the term used to describe a network of people who helped escaped slaves on their way to freedom in the northern states or Canada.

The Underground Railroad consisted of meeting points, secret routes, transportation, and safe houses, and personal assistance provided by abolitionist.

The most active of the Railroad workers were northern free blacks, who had no support from white abolitionists.  

One of the best abolitionist on the Railroad was Harriet Tubman.She was born a slave, she became free then she began working on the railroad to free her family members by the end of that decade she freed 300 slaves.

The most active of the Railroad workers were northern free blacks, who had no support from white abolitionists.

 The route for the slaves began in the south and ended in the northern states or Canada. The slaves usually traveled by boat or train but also traveled by foot or wagon in a group of 3 or more slaves.

Abolitionists helped the slaves by providing them with food water and a place to stay until the slaves decided to leave for the next stop.

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