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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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Underground Railroad Video Part 1 by the History Channel

Underground Railroad Video Part 1 by the History Channel

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Letter by Thomas Garrett

Letter by Thomas Garrett

In this letter famous abolitionist Thomas Garrett describes how Harriet Tubman became known to him and how she helped slaves escape. Source:┬áScenes in the Life of Harriet Tubman by Sarah Hopkins Bradford. WILMINGTON, 6th Mo., 1868. MY FRIEND: Thy favor of the 12th reached me yesterday, requesting such reminiscences as I could give respecting the […]

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