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Ships with their cargos of human misery and desperation no longer navigate the Middle Passage. Slavery today is subtler and less visible.
--Dr. Leslie Jermyn and The Global Aware Cooperative

Facts & Myths about the Underground Railroad

Much of what people commonly hear and believe about the Underground Railroad is based on myths and false information. How much do you know about the Underground Railroad? Decide whether each statement below is true… or false.

The Underground Railroad was actually a narrow dirt road that freedom-seeking slaves walked along to reach Canada.

True False


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