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  • Dr. Basil Biggs (1818 - 1906)
    From Quest for Freedom BASIL BIGGS, UNDERGROUND RAILROAD AGENT: HIS STORY Basil Biggs was born in Maryland in 1819. His mother died when he was four, leaving Biggs to be hired out to work for other...
  • Henry Lee Morey, US Congress (1841 - 1902)
    Henry Lee Morey US Congressman. William Morey in his early life was a hatter and to buy furs he occasionally visited New Orleans, where he witnessed the workings of slavery. He abhorred what he saw...
  • Julia Archibald Holmes (1838 - 1887)
    On August 5, 1858, 20-year-old Julia Archibald Holmes reached the lofty 14,115-foot summit of Pikes Peak, perhaps the most famous mountain in the United States. Not only did Miss Holmes become the firs...
  • Henry G. Ludlow (1797 - 1867)
    Henry G. Ludlow (1797-1867) was an American minister and abolitionist, and one of those who worked with the New York Amistad Committee. He was a divinity student at Yale and then minister of the Fi...
  • Rachel Mendenhall (1792 - 1868)
    Find A Grave Memorial # 16635235. To view other pictures, go to the Media section. Rachel was active with her husband in the Underground Railroad movement, and their home was one of the stops on the ...

The Underground Railroad was an informal network of secret routes and safe houses used by 19th-century black slaves in the United States to escape to free states and Canada with the aid of abolitionists who were sympathetic to their cause.

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