Roots of Resistance: A Story of the Underground Railroad


Roots of Resistance: A Story of the Underground Railroad

Roots of Resistance: A Story of the Underground Railroad


The agency provided description reads as follows: In the mid-1800s, black men and women traveled a network of escape routes, known as the Underground Railroad, to freedom in the North. Their flight from the shackles of slavery in the South was organized by other escaped slaves and their allies, such as Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglass, suffragist Susan B. Anthony, poet Walt Whitman, abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison, and Pinkerton. This episode recounts the story of black America's secret railroad to freedom through narratives of escaped slaves. The producers of this video are WGBH-TV, Boston; WNET-TV, New York; KCET-TV, Los Angeles; and Thomas Lennon.

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