The Under Ground rail road
The Under Ground rail road was neither under ground or a rail road.
The Under Ground rail road got it's name because it was a secret route for slaves to escape using route lines. These route
lines stopped at places called stations. These stations are for the slaves so they could stop, rest, eat, and sleep.
These route lines extended across 14 Northern states. Slaves go to Canada so the slave hunters could not recaptured and be brought back to slavery. 100,000 slaves sought freedom. 2,000 slaves escaped by using the Under Ground rail road.
The people who helped slaves escape are known as conductors. One of the conductors that are famous for helping slaves is Harriet Tubman. Harriet Tubman was a slave until she escaped from slavery. she helped hundreds of slaves to freedom.
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