Roots of Resistance: The Story of the Underground Railroad

 

Nat Turner

Harriet Tubman

Frederick Douglass

William Lloyd Garrison

William Wells Brown

Pennsylvania Abolitionist Society Medallion

 

Forms of Rebellion

 

1831     Nat Turner’s rebellion

Southhampton, Virginia

36 hour rebellion of slaves led by Nat Turner

 

Underground Railroad

  Purpose was to undermine slavery by smuggling fugitives to the North

 

Abolitionism

   A movement organizing against the institution of slavery.  Abolitionists did not necessarily believe in the equality of Black and White.

 

William Lloyd Garrison

 

Estimated 100,000 fled from slavery

 

Two Important routes

   1. North through Kentucky into Ohio

   2. Along the eastern seaboard into Canada

 

Harriet Tubman  led at least three hundred people.  Mostly from the eastern shore of Maryland.

 

Mason-Dixon Line  surveyor’s line that delineated the border of Maryland and Pennsylvania.

 

Fugitive Slave Law

 

Vigilance Committees

 

Story of William Parker

 

 

Links about the Underground Railroad

http://www.nps.gov/boaf/urrmap~1.htm

http://www.undergroundrailroad.org/

http://education.ucdavis.edu/NEW/STC/lesson/socstud/railroad/contents.htm

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/features/99/railroad/