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This group of fugitive slaves escaped to freedom in Canada on the Underground Railroad and took up residence in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. The image was collected by Ohio State University professor Wilbur H. Siebert (1866-1961)

This group of fugitive slaves escaped to freedom in Canada on the Underground Railroad and took up residence in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. The image was collected by Ohio State University professor Wilbur H. Siebert (1866-1961)

An ex-slave from Texas, John Ware (and his wife and children) followed the expansion of the cattle ranching industry westward until in 1882.

An ex-slave from Texas, John Ware (and his wife and children) followed the expansion of the cattle ranching industry westward until in 1882.

Portrait of Sally Hemings who was a slave of Thomas Jefferson and the mother to his six children.

Portrait of Sally Hemings who was a slave of Thomas Jefferson and the mother to his six children.

This unidentified slave family is labeled on the original caption of this photograph, which dates from the 1850s, as "Uncle Tom and family."

This unidentified slave family is labeled on the original caption of this photograph, which dates from the 1850s, as "Uncle Tom and family."

Three Black Congressmen - May, 1930 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Three Black Congressmen - May, 1930 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

HARRIET AND JOHN TUBMAN: The only photo held representing the likeness of Harriet's first husband, John Tubman, a free black man of Maryland, killed after Harriet's escape to freedom. Harriet's age in photo is about 30 years. Around 1844, she married a free black man, John Tubman. Since she was a slave, there could be a chance that she could be sold; he reportedly told her that he would tell "massa" if she tried. Her goal to achieve freedom was too large for her to give up though. In 1849…

HARRIET AND JOHN TUBMAN: The only photo held representing the likeness of Harriet's first husband, John Tubman, a free black man of Maryland, killed after Harriet's escape to freedom. Harriet's age in photo is about 30 years. Around 1844, she married a free black man, John Tubman. Since she was a slave, there could be a chance that she could be sold; he reportedly told her that he would tell "massa" if she tried. Her goal to achieve freedom was too large for her to give up though. In 1849…

Freedman's Cemetery This area of Dallas County was settled by former African American slaves shortly after the conclusion of the American Civil War. Freedman's Cemetery, a graveyard for African Americans, was established in 1869 on one acre of land purchased by trustee Sam Eakins. http://www.texasescapes.com/Cemeteries/Dallas-TX-Freedmans-Cemetery.htm

Freedman's Cemetery This area of Dallas County was settled by former African American slaves shortly after the conclusion of the American Civil War. Freedman's Cemetery, a graveyard for African Americans, was established in 1869 on one acre of land purchased by trustee Sam Eakins. http://www.texasescapes.com/Cemeteries/Dallas-TX-Freedmans-Cemetery.htm

Maggie Walker first african american president of a bank 1903

Maggie Walker first african american president of a bank 1903

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William Still Underground Railroad -  a humble Philadelphia clerk risked his life shepherding runaway slaves to freedom during tumultuous years leading up to American Civil War.  Director of a complex network of abolitionists, sympathizers & safe houses stretching from Philadelphia to So. Ontario.  14 years in service of Underground Railroad, he helped nearly eight hundred former slaves to escape. -1902  http://www.undergroundrailroadconductor.com/Still-Concklin.htm

William Still Underground Railroad - a humble Philadelphia clerk risked his life shepherding runaway slaves to freedom during tumultuous years leading up to American Civil War. Director of a complex network of abolitionists, sympathizers & safe houses stretching from Philadelphia to So. Ontario. 14 years in service of Underground Railroad, he helped nearly eight hundred former slaves to escape. -1902 http://www.undergroundrailroadconductor.com/Still-Concklin.htm

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