Underground Railroad: The William Still Story

William Still's Place in History

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Drawing from the diaries he'd secretly kept during his years as the Philadelphia stationmaster, William Still published his definitive book on the Underground Railroad and the freedom seekers who used it. His passion for the cause of freedom was so great that when he died in 1902, The New York Times called him "The Father of the Underground Railroad".

Aired: 02/05/12

Rating: TV-PG

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