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Underground Railroad Secret Codes

Underground Railroad Secret Codes

¬†used words railroad conductors employed everyday to create their own code as secret language in order to help slaves escape. Railroad language was chosen because the railroad was an emerging form of transportation and its communication language was not widespread.¬†Code words would be used in letters to “agents” so that if they were intercepted they […]

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Songs of the Underground Railroad

Songs of the Underground Railroad

Songs were used in everyday life by African slaves. Singing was tradition brought from Africa by the first slaves; sometimes their songs are called spirituals. Singing served many purposes such as providing repetitive rhythm for repetitive manual work, inspiration and motivation. Singing was also use to express their values and solidarity with each other and […]

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