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Escaping Slavery on the Underground Railroad

11 minutes 14 seconds

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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.

Media Details

Runtime: 11 minutes 14 seconds

Black man in a white tunic stands on a platform to the right of 2 men in suits and top hats. Caption. To stand on a raised platform.
America's Journey Through Slavery
Season 0 / Ep 1
12 minutes 44 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 10
Black people in period costumes gather around a fire pit in the grass with log cabins in background. Caption. And they had no personal freedoms at all.
America's Journey Through Slavery
Season 0 / Ep 2
12 minutes 51 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 10
Black woman faces away from camera and looks over her right shoulder within a forested setting. Caption. The journey for Harriet was long and hard.
America's Journey Through Slavery
Season 0 / Ep 3
12 minutes 30 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 10
Black men wade along the edge of a river surrounded by trees. Caption. Garrett helped more than 2,000 enslaved people to freedom.
America's Journey Through Slavery
Season 0 / Ep 4
11 minutes 14 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 10
A senior man in a striped shirt and suspenders opens mouth in mid-speech and faces a young man in a suit jacket while standing in front of an open doorway. Caption. Lincoln was still interested in politics.
America's Journey Through Slavery
Season 0 / Ep 5
13 minutes 25 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 10

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    Lisa B. (Worcester, MA)
    February 24th, 2016 at 02:13 PM

    Very good for visual learners. The kids really liked this entire series.