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Underground Railroad

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Clandestine network of abolitionists who, often at great personal peril, housed and transported escaped American slaves in their journey toward freedom in the Northern states or Canada.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
John Brown
Activist
9-May-1800 2-Dec-1859 Led the raid on Harpers Ferry
Levi Coffin
Activist
28-Oct-1798 16-Sep-1877 Helped thousands of slaves to freedom
Martin R. Delany
Activist
6-May-1812 24-Jan-1885 Black nationalist
Moses Farmer
Inventor
9-Feb-1820 25-May-1893 Invented the fire alarm, electric trolley
Thomas Garrett
Activist
21-Aug-1789 25-Jan-1871 Underground Railroad
J. Miller McKim
Activist
14-Nov-1810 13-Jun-1874 Abolitionist and advocate for freed slaves' rights
Harriet Forten Purvis
Activist
1810 11-Jun-1875 African-American abolitionist
Robert Purvis
Activist
4-Aug-1810 15-Apr-1898 President of the Underground Railroad
Gerrit Smith
Activist
6-Mar-1797 28-Dec-1874 Anti-slavery and temperance reformer
William Still
Activist
7-Oct-1819 14-Jul-1902 Father of the Underground Railroad
Harriet Tubman
Activist
c. 1821 10-Mar-1913 Operated the Underground Railroad
Thomas B. Welch
Business
31-Dec-1825 29-Dec-1903 Grape juice magnate


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