Part of the "America's Journey Through Slavery" series. Stirring dramatizations, photographs, and colorful maps help tell the story of how people escaped slavery. Summarizes the series of safe houses maintained by volunteers, which were used by enslaved people to escape to freedom. Focuses on the importance of the Underground Railroad and the abolition movement. Accessibility options on the DVD are: (1) expanded description, (2) English subtitles in a black box, (3) subtitled description.