Explorations in Black Leadership

Co-Directed by Phyllis Leffler & Julian Bond

Underground Railroad

From 1810 to 1850, the Underground Railroad brought 100,000 slaves from southern plantations to freedom in the North. It consisted of a network of homes and safe locations (“stations”) that sheltered runaway slaves as they travelled north. Along the way, many provided money and goods (“stockholders”) and “conductors,” including Harriet Tubman, led runaways from station to station.