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Underground Railroad: The William Still Story

Punishment

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Slaves who ran away from their masters and were re-captured suffered terrible punishments. A severe beating was the most common form of discipline, usually administered with a bull whip or a wooden paddle. The offender would be hung by the hands or staked to the ground and every slave on the plantation would be forced to watch the whipping to deter them from running away.

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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

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

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Underground Railroad: The William Still Story

Epilogue

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Freedom's Land

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Sydney Still's Run for Freedom

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