Discover the stories of the Underground Railroad through the important people, places, and events that bring these stories to life by sharing Underground Railroad memories with the Descendants of Freedom Seekers and uncovering the mysteries, facts, and fictions with Historians and Experts.

The Interactive Map and Timeline are robust with both Underground Railroad history as well as World History. Explore the Spanish Colonization of Cuba, while learning about the Spanish Monarchy and the Middle Passage. Learn about Nat Turner’s Rebellion while reviewing important laws and Black Codes in Virginia.

Through Documentaries and Oral Histories the Underground Railroad comes to life. Descendants of Abolitionists and Freedom Seekers help us to recapture the history through first hand accounts and Historians and Experts connect primary sources with images and artifacts.

Top Image: William Still, Public Domain

Education must not simply teach work - it must teach life.

W.E.B Du Bois (1868-1963)

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