Published on December 3, 2007
Underground railroad: Underground railroad By: Charlotte, Ken ,Mike & Janessa Conductors: Conductors A conductor is a person who helped out on the underground railroad and lead slaves to freedom. Harriet Tubman was one of the great conductors Everyone trusted her since she escaped so many times. How Harriet Tubman got involved: How Harriet Tubman got involved Harriet Tubman got involved because she was a conductor, she was showing people the way to freedom also she wanted people to feel like she felt when she became free. Consequences: Consequences If the slaves were caught the were sold or beaten with a whip or some time they were lynched. Slaves were even sold with a whole family children and parents. Slide6: A sack of potatoes Meant escaping Slaves hidden Under the farm Produce in a wagon. “The dead trees will show You the way” meant that moss Grows on the NORTH side of dead Trees in case stars aren’t visible to Guide the slaves. Routes on the underground railroad: Routes on the underground railroad The underground railroad wasn’t really a railroad. It was a maze of pathways used by black slaves to get to freedom which were house to help them escape. The name came from the way the runaway slaves seemed to disappear “underground” when they were being chased by slave catchers, or slave owners. “Famous Quote”: “Famous Quote” “Harriet Tubman had other plans as she later wrote there was one of the two things I had a right to,liberty or death if I could not have one,I would have the other for no man should take me alive,I should fight for my liberty as long as my strength last.” By:Harriet Tubman Slide10: Primary Source We saw the lighting and that was the guns; And then we heard the thunder and that was The big guns;and then we heard the rain falling ;and that was the blood falling ;and when we Came to get the crops ,it was dead men that We reaped. Slide11: 1830s Raise in popularity of the railroad train leds name and image to movement of escaping slaves 1838 Black abolitionist Robert Purvis becomes chairman of the General Vigilance Committee in New York: purpose is to assist runaways 1847-63 Frederick Douglass, U.S. and escaped slave, publishes newspaper, the North Star 1848 First Women`s Rights Convention held in Seneca Falls, New York; abolitions Lucretia Mott, Elizabeth Candy Stanton, and Frederick Douglass attends; women`s rights and abolitionist movements join forces 1849 Harriet Tubman,escaped slave, leads over three hundred slaves to freedom via Underground Railroad over a period of time 1850 publishes Uncle Tom's Cabin, Which reveals the Second Fugitive Slave Law passed Slide12: 1851 Sojourner Truth gives "Ain't I a Woman" speech at women's rights convention in Arkon, Ohio, protesting both racial and gender stereotyping 1856 Henry "Box" Brown mails himself in a wooden crate from Richmond, Virginia, to Philadelphia to the Anti-Slavery Society, he succeeds 1857 Dred Scott Case; Supreme Court rules against Dred Scott, Who filed suit claiming freedom when his owner took him to the free state of Illinois but then sent Scott back to Missouri, a slave state 1858 On Jekyll Island, Georgia, slave ship Wanderer arrives carrying what may have been the last cargo of slaves to America 1863 Abraham Lincoln issues the Emancipation Proclamation Key Points: Key Points The conductors helped lead the slaves to freedom. Slaves fled to Florida and British areas, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean for safety. The underground railroad wasn’t a tunnel but houses to help slaves escape. The transportation that they used were wagons trains and by foot. The consequences that slaves had were they were lashed or lynched. Harriet’s courage encouraged black women in the future.