print logo
  • Username:  

The Underground Railroad of Illinois: united against slavery

 StreetWise - USA 04 March 2013

Sometimes it was the fear of being sold at an imminent auction and separated from their families that prompted slaves to take the ‘Underground Railroad’ to freedom. For Agnes, it was another beating. The route - a network of individuals providing shelter for escaping slaves - helped over 100,000 people attain freedom. (2179 Words) - By Suzanne Hanney

Streetwise_Underground railroad (3)

Routes of the Underground Railroad 1830 - 1865.Photo: Courtesy of StreetWise

Streetwise_Underground railroad (1)

John Jones.Photo: Courtesy of StreetWise

Streetwise_Underground railroad (2)

Dr. C.V. Dyer.Photo: Courtesy of StreetWise

This content is only available to members (INSP street paper members). Members can log in above to view full text. However, everyone can read lots of great stories like this at

Recently added