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        Underground Railroad Terminology

        This resource group derived from the program, Underground Railroad: The William Still Story, will familiarize students with strategies applied during this movement. Knowledge of the stars, plant life for food and healing, as well as a system of code words, all aided escaped slaves to freedom. Because there were harsh penalties for escaped slaves and those who helped them, there existed a need for secrecy among this network. Coded terms based on railroad terminology and song lyrics were used to communicate along this path to freedom.

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        Fugitive Slaves

        Fugitive slaves in a wagon and on foot escaping slavery.

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        Origin of the Name Underground Railroad

        Railroad language became the terminology of the Underground Railroad.

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        William Still

        An actor portrays William Still.

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        Coded Spirituals

        Learn more about how spirituals had a deeper meaning for the enslaved.

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