What Was the Underground Railroad?
From Who What Why history series
Great for homeschool
The Underground Railroad was a secret system through which runaway slaves could escape to freedom. Abolitionists hid fugitives in their houses during the day and sent them to another home at night. These safehouses became known as stations, the people who helped were station masters and conductors, and the paths people took to freedom were lines. Learn the stories of some of the people who escaped slavery this way, and the people who ran the Underground Railroad.
Danika Cooley (ThinkingKidsBlog.org) is an award–winning author and Bible curriculum developer. The homeschool mother of four graduated from the University of Washington. Bible Road Trip™ and ‘Help Your Kids Learn and Love the Bible’ are used by families around the globe.