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William Still (1821- 1902) was born in Burlington New Jersey. His parents had been enslaved on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. To escape slavery, William Still’s parents and their young daughter fled to New Jersey before William was born.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 2/19/2020

last visited: never

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The Quakers, also known as Friends, who met in this Meeting House not only held strong opinions on the abolition of slavery and women’s rights, but they also acted on those beliefs.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 2/11/2020

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The Choptank River was as entwined with the history of slavery and freedom on the Eastern Shore as any plantation.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 2/11/2020

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Growing up as a slave near Easton, MD, Moses Viney often heard, “The wild geese come from Canada, where all are free.“

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location: Maryland

date approved: 2/11/2020

last visited: never

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Many facets of 19th century rural life focused on a county’s courthouse. For the enslaved and abolitionists, the square possessed a more sinister purpose.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 2/11/2020

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Underground Railroad SitesWilliam Still Center Families Divided & United - Denton, MD

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William Still’s mother Sidney and several of his siblings lived in a cottage on the plantation where they were enslaved.

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location: Maryland

date approved: 2/11/2020

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Gilpin’s Point was one of the busiest wharves along the Choptank River in Caroline County where steamboats and sailing vessels transported people, timber, agricultural products, and seafood.

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location: Maryland

date approved: 2/11/2020

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Common in the mid-19th century, this cabin is a rare survivor today. James H. and Mary Ann Webb built this one-room house in the 1850s, using materials found in the surrounding landscape.

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location: Maryland

date approved: 2/11/2020

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Refugees from slavery came here for temporary sanctuary.

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location: Maryland

date approved: 2/11/2020

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The operation of the Underground Railroad to help slaves escape to the free North and Canada, which was supported by Northern anti-slavery societies, was a sharp thorn in the sides of slaveholders.

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location: Maryland

date approved: 2/11/2020

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Quakers and free blacks who lived near the mill secretly helped freedom seekers pass through the area.

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location: Maryland

date approved: 2/11/2020

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After Quakers sold their meetinghouse to the local black community in 1849, the new owners established Mt. Pleasant Methodist Episcopal Church.

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location: Maryland

date approved: 2/11/2020

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Harriet Tubman’s parents, Rit and Ben Ross, moved to Poplar Neck in 1847. Her father worked as a lumber foreman on Dr. Anthony C. Thompson’s 2,200 heavily forested acres.

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location: Maryland

date approved: 2/11/2020

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While the Choptank River could pose a troublesome barrier to those without a boat, others used the river as a path to freedom. Josiah Bailey, an enslaved logger and shipbuilder, rowed six miles up the river.

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location: Maryland

date approved: 2/11/2020

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During the 1840s and 1850s, the locals knew Reverend Samuel Green as a literate, highly respected Methodist Episcopal preacher and community leader.

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location: Maryland

date approved: 2/11/2020

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It is no accident that for years more fugitives escaped from slavery in Maryland than any other state—the 1850 census recorded 259 runaways. Location played a critical role in these escapes.

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location: Maryland

date approved: 2/11/2020

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Underground Railroad SitesFinding Freedom - Church Creek, MD

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Dorchester County occupies a central place in the story of the Underground Railroad, the secret network of “stations” and “conductors” assisting hundreds of enslaved African Americans to reach freedom in the mid-1800s.

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location: Maryland

date approved: 2/11/2020

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Harriet Tubman is best known as one the most famous conductors of the Underground Railroad. Tubman’s lifelong ties to family, faith and community took root during the years she spent on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.

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location: Maryland

date approved: 2/11/2020

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Underground Railroad SitesMaryland's Eastern Shore Hundreds of Enslaved and Free Black Men Enlisted - Cambridge, MD

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In the years before the war, enslaved African-Americans here began escaping bondage via the Underground Railroad to the North and Canada, helped on their way by sympathetic blacks and whites and such courageous "conductors" as Harriet Tubman, an Eastern Shore native.

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location: Maryland

date approved: 2/11/2020

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Underground Railroad SitesJoe Bailey Shakes the Lion's Paw Underground Railroad - Cambridge, MD

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Harriet Tubman led many slaves from Dorchester County to Canada (via the suspension bridge at Niagara Falls). One trip with "fugitive slaves" occurred in November 1856, when Tubman conducted Josia (Joe) Bailey

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location: Maryland

date approved: 2/11/2020

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Underground Railroad SitesCivil War: Abolitionist, Scout, Spy and Nurse Civil War Era— 1858 - 1865 - Cambridge, MD

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During the 1850's the deep-rooted conflict between pro-slavery and anti-slavery Americans intensified. The 'abolitionists' were united around the common long-run goal of abolishing slavery.

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location: Maryland

date approved: 2/11/2020

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Underground Railroad SitesThe Post War Years Twilight Years — 1865 - 1913 - Cambridge, MD

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Insult and Injury on the Train to New York The Civil War ended in April 1865. The irony of the situation added insult to injury. She had dedicated her life for three years, at great personal risk to the Union cause.

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location: Maryland

date approved: 2/11/2020

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Harriet Tubman, known as "Minty", was born to Rittia 'Rit' Green Ross, her mother, and Benjamin 'Ben' Ross, her father. Ben and Rit Ross were both enslaved (but to different owners) at the time of Harriet's birth.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 2/10/2020

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Dorchester County occupies a central place in the story of the Underground Railroad, the secret network of "stations" and "conductors" that sheltered and shepherded hundreds of enslave African Americans to freedom in the mid-1800s.

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location: Maryland

date approved: 2/10/2020

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Enslaved blacks, free blacks, and abolitionist whites worked together to operate the Underground Railroad, a secret network of "stations" and "conductors" that led hundreds of enslaved people to freedom.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 2/4/2020

last visited: never

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