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Slavery: The Underground Railroad
These sites are about the Underground Railroad movement that helped runaway slaves escape to Canada. Learn about Harriet Tubman and other influential leaders. Listen to songs and read the lyrics that secretly told the escape route. Play a game that allows you to face the same decisions the runaway slaves faced. Includes maps and historic photographs, plus a link to an eThemes Resource on the slave trade and quilts.
This is a media-rich site that tries to give you a sense of what slavery was like. You are a slave on the Underground Railroad and have to make decisions on the path toward freedom. Don't miss the drop-down box at the top, which has a timeline, information about key people, and more. NOTE: The site includes ads.
This PBS site covers the history of the underground railroad. The "Historian Video" link at the bottom has an expert discussing the Underground Railroad. "Primary Source Documents" tell of first-hand accounts of slavery.
This site has a map of sites that were part of the Underground Railroad. Click on a state, then follow the links to read the history of the buildings. There is also information about antislavery and the Civil War.
These sites provide information on the slave trade that involved the United States and Africa. See maps of the sailing routes, and read first-hand accounts of slave life. Take part in a simulated slave auction.
These sites are about the Underground Railroad and the secret codes it used. Here you can find background information, a glossary of code terms, maps, and interactive features. Students can design their own quilt blocks and learn about African American quilting traditions. Included is an eThemes resource on the Underground Railroad.