Behind the Story: Escape on the Underground Railroad
Lesser known Josiah Henson rivaled Harriet Tubman in his efforts to rescue slaves and set them on the freedom train to Canada. His story inspired Harriet Beecher Stowe to write Uncle Tom's Cabin.
American Life in the 1850s
Listen to a 19th century song often sung by slaves.
What best-selling novel became a vital anti-slavery tool?
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Read the original story in Uncle Tom’s Cabin of Eliza’s escape across the ice flow to freedom.
Video: Who were they?
See a video about how hope survived amidst the harrowing journey along the underground railroad.