The Underground Railroad
You are a slave. Your body, your time, your very breath belong to a farmer. Six long days a week, you tend to his fields and make him rich. You have never tasted freedom. You never expect to. And yet, your soul lights up when you hear whispers of attempted escape. Freedom means a hard and dangerous trek. Do you try it?
Today, I would like to speak to you about the Underground Railroad, an informal system that helped slaves escape to the Northern States and to Canada, before and during the Civil War.
Some say that the Underground Railroad may have begun as early as 1804, helping more and…
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