1 Feb

Map of the Week: The Underground Railroad

The Underground Railroad was a system that was used to move fugitive slaves from areas in the South to Free states in the North, Mexico and even the Caribbean. At its peak about 1000 slaves escaped, per year, using these routes with the help of abolitionists, and dedicated slaves leading the ways as conductors. The link to the interactive map below identifies some of the routes taken from the south, to Free states and land outside of the country.

 

Underground Railroad Interactive Map

http://www.eduplace.com/kids/socsci/books/applications/imaps/maps/g5s_u6/#top

References:

http://freedomcenter.org/enabling-freedom/history
http://www.eduplace.com/kids/socsci/books/applications/imaps/maps/g5s_u6/#top

Written by Josue Paul and Emma Hayward (2/1/2016)