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Underground Railroad: The William Still Story

Underground Railroad: The William Still Story

Coded Spirituals

Well-known Negro Spirituals of the mid-1800s are much more complex than they first appear.

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Underground Railroad: The William Still Story

Origin of the name Underground Railroad

Historians have never been able to pin down how the Underground Railroad got its name.

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Underground Railroad: The William Still Story

Punishment

Slaves who ran away from their masters and were re-captured suffered terrible punishments.

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Underground Railroad: The William Still Story

Slavery and Freedom

In the 1850s many Americans believed that slaves were incapable of surviving on their own.

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Underground Railroad: The William Still Story

William Still's Place in History

William Still earned the name "The Father of the Underground Railroad".

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Underground Railroad: The William Still Story

Chief Conductor

Program segment for PBS Learning Media.

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Underground Railroad: The William Still Story

Epilogue

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Underground Railroad: The William Still Story

Freedom's Land

Program segment for PBS Learning Media.

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Underground Railroad: The William Still Story

Sydney Still's Run for Freedom

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Underground Railroad: The William Still Story

Fugitive Slave Act

The Fugitive Slave Act was an attempt by the government to appease southern slave states.

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