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Underground Railroad in Michigan

Enslaved African Americans escaped North to find refuge from the horrors of slavery. The state of Michigan became a crucial stop along the way towards freedom. This PDF explains why Michigan plays an important role in the Underground Railroad network.

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Underground Railroad PANDA Championship Game

PANDA Championship Game

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Underground Railroad PANDA Content Packet

The Underground Railroad PANDA Content helps a student prepare for the PANDA games through 125 abstracts on important Underground Railroad people, events, and organizations.

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Underground Railroad PANDA Elimination Game

This PANDA elimination game will determine which teams will continue on to the championship game.

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Underground Railroad PANDA Practice Game

This PANDA Practice Game is designed to help your students prepare for the official PANDA Games. Please use this practice game along with the PANDA Content Packet.

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Vigilance Committees

Across many Northern communities, people remained vigilant to remind the public of the cruelties of slavery and why it needed to be abolished. This PDF explores the active role of the vigilance committee in the city of Detroit.

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Voices of the Civil War Episode 0001 The Original Sin Part 1

In the years leading up to and including the Civil War, not all African-Americans were enslaved. This PDF explores the lives of Harriet Jacobs, Frederick Douglass, Martin Delaney, and Benjamin Banneker.

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Voices of the Civil War Episode 0001 The Original Sin Part 2

On May 14, 1787, fifty-five delegates from the newly formed United States gathered in Philadelphia to revise the Articles of Confederation, and ended up restructuring the government by drafting a new Constitution. In doing so, the architects of the Constitution neither acknowledged or abolished slavery. Little did they know that by sacrificing black slaves in their efforts to create “a more perfect union”, in 1787, the delegates sowed the seeds of the disunion in 1861.

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Voices of the Civil War Episode 0004 Resistance to Slavery

Before and during the Civil War, enslaved African-Americans resisted their bondage in a variety of active and passive ways. This PDF explores how freedom seekers used the Underground Railroad during the American Civil War.

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This program was funded by the U.S. Department of Education Underground Railroad Educational and Cultural Program.