The Underground Railroad

The Underground Railroad


This page includes a guide and discussion questions to accompany the DVD titled The Underground Railroad. I have broken it down into sections with a brief overview and questions for each segment.

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Segment 1: A Symbolic Name

    This section starts with the reenactment of a hunt and recapture of a run away slave.  It explains the the name Underground Railroad is given to the 200 year fight to free slaves in America.  The name Underground Railroad was first used by slave owners to describe the means and ways slaves escaped.  It is considered to be America's first civil rights movement and was dependent on cooperation between blacks and whites.Discussion Questions:1.What was the Underground railroad?2.Who called the slaves escape the Underground Railroad?  Why?3.Was it an organized, structured network?4.How did owners get run away slaves back?

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