Activists in the Midwest
Civil War Series
About the Project
Lecture 8, Activists in the Midwest, discusses those Underground Railroad activists who worked north of the Ohio River in the Midwest and their systematic efforts to aid freedom seekers.
Those discussed range from the anonymous inhabitants of obscure African American settlements along the river to famous activists, such as Levi Coffin, John Rankin, and John P. Parker in Ripley, Ohio, to several significant Detroit activists.
The Underground Railroad Course Modules
Slavery and Resistance
Routes and Directions
Activists, Laws and Politics
Activists in the East
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This program was funded by the U.S. Department of Education Underground Railroad Educational and Cultural Program.