Press

Extraordinary people risked their lives to help fugitive slaves escape via the clandestine Underground Railroad. Among them was William Still of Philadelphia, a free black man who accepted delivery of transported crates containing human “cargo.” This documentary reveals some of the dramatic, lesser-known stories behind this humanitarian enterprise, and explores key Canadian connections, including the surprising fate of former slaves who crossed the border to “Freedom’s Land.”


Visit the PBS Pressroombody_film_URWS-1.jpg

PBS Pressroom for Underground Railroad: The William Still Story

Media Contact
Megan Wagner
716-845-7155
mwagner@wned.org

 

 

 

Support for pbs.org

Learn more about PBS sponsorship

PBS Black Culture Connection