Harriet Tubman: The Road to Freedom Setting & Symbolism

Catherine Clinton
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Eastern Shore of Maryland

Harriet Tubman was born here and after escaping, she made many trips into the area to rescue family members.

The Underground Railroad (UGRR)

The Underground Railroad was an informal, clandestine series of networks that helped slaves to freedom in the North. UGRR "conductors" would help move the fugitive slaves from "depot" to "depot."

Philadelphia

Harriet arrived in Philadelphia after escaping from slavery. She lived her before beginning her raids to free other slaves. By 1847, the city had a black population of 20,000.

Fugitive Slave Law of 1850

This law provided financial incentives for northern slave catchers. Many fugitives migrated to Canada with the law's passing.

Wilmington, Delaware

Thomas Garrett was an important UGRR stationmaster in Wilmington. Tubman often brought fugitives through this place on their way to Canada.

St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada

Tubman first came to St. Catharines in 1851 and...

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