Last week Fu had offered to transport Chen out of China via an “underground railroad”—but at the time, Chen declined.
At the ceremony and afterward I got to thinking about the underground railroad.
If all the people who claimed to work on the underground railroad really had, the South would have been drained of slaves.
How did you gather information about the underground railroad, which was a clandestine, illegal activity?
Mrs. Reed, the former slave and conductor on the underground railroad?
Much later in our national history, Springfield became one of the most important stations of the "underground railroad."
This gave rise to what was known as the underground railroad.
His case is probably typical of many, but does not belong to the records of the underground railroad.
And besides I must look after my underground railroad affairs.
In those days, the underground railroad was in full operation.
"network of U.S. anti-slavery activists helping runaways elude capture," attested from 1847, but said to date from 1831 and to have been coined in jest by bewildered trackers after their slaves vanished without a trace. Originally mostly the term for escape networks in the (then) western states of the U.S.
A network of houses and other places that abolitionists used to help slaves escape to freedom in the northern states or in Canada before the Civil War. The escaped slaves traveled from one “station” of the railroad to the next under cover of night. Harriet Tubman was the most prominent “conductor” on the Underground Railroad.