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Video thumbnail: Underground Railroad: The William Still Story Origin of the name Underground Railroad

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.

Origin of the name Underground Railroad

Video thumbnail: Underground Railroad: The William Still Story Slavery and Freedom

Underground Railroad: The William Still Story

Slavery and Freedom

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

Slavery and Freedom

Video thumbnail: Underground Railroad: The William Still Story Punishment

Underground Railroad: The William Still Story

Punishment

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

Punishment

Video thumbnail: Underground Railroad: The William Still Story Coded Spirituals

Underground Railroad: The William Still Story

Coded Spirituals

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

Coded Spirituals

Video thumbnail: Underground Railroad: The William Still Story Fugitive Slave Act

Underground Railroad: The William Still Story

Fugitive Slave Act

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

Fugitive Slave Act

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