The Underground Railroad: An Abolitionist Movement - Eleutherian College

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2y Nov 3, 2018

Please note: This episode contains graphic images and discussion - viewer discretion is advised.

This is part 2 of 3 part series we're doing with InRange regarding the Underground Railroad.

Part 1 is here:

The Underground Railroad was a very thoroughly well thought out system used to smuggle refugee slaves from the slave states through the "Free States" to Canada.

In this episode we highlight a different approach to the issue - direct opposition. The Eleutharian College and surrounding community decided to openly violate the 1850 Fugitive Slave act by not only harboring freedom seeking slaves but educating them in the process via one of the country's first integrated schools.

While this is not technically an Old West Vignette, it certainly falls into the category of the sort of history we attempt to bring to InRangeTV.

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