The Mystery on the Underground Railroad
One secret quilt, two magic johnnycakes, three wishes for good luck, tons of trouble and seconds to escape! The Underground Railroad is not a real train, you know? It's a fascinating period of history and mystery filled with legend and lore. Come along for the ride of a lifetime through this incredible tale of a time when heroes could be found in the most unlikely places. From the Deep South all the way to the North, things aren't what they seem. Secrets are essential. Keep a sharp eye! Help the next one along. Be brave! Courage is the ticket to freedom. Can you "Read" a quilt? Come along with me, and I'll tell you all about it.
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The Underground Railroad - Definition - Origins • Vocabulary (conductors, passengers, stations, etc.) • Use of constellations • Location of stations • Details of how, why, and when conductors moved passengers • Use of quilts and symbols • Harriet Tubman • Friendship Road • Statistics • Conditions along the journey north • William Still, a conductor, escaped slave, author • Thomas Garrett and his work as a conductor • Definition of abolitionists • Beginnings of slavery • Typical life of slaves • Slave auctions • Plantation life • Emancipation Proclamation • Quakers as abolitionists • Resting trees • USS Constellation • History of the Liberty Bell • Thomas Garrett and his work as a conductor • Definition of abolitionists • Beginnings of slavery • Typical life of slaves • Slave auctions • Plantation life • Emancipation Proclamation • Quakers as abolitionists • Resting trees • USS Constellation • His Independence Hall, Philadelphia, PA.
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