Genealogy Projects tagged with underground railroad on the Geni Family Tree

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  • American Abolitionist Movement

    Abolitionism is the doctrine that slavery must be ended. It is supported by activities that might achieve this goal. It is largely of historic interest because nearly all nations have abolished slavery within their borders. This project recognizes abolitionists — supporters of this doctrine — and the families of abolitionists. In western Europe and the Americas abolitionism was a movement t...

  • Underground Railroad

    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. Notable profiles Dr. Anderson Ruffin Abbott Henry "Box" Brown John Brown Levi Coffin Frederick Douglass Calvin Fairbank Matilda Joslyn Gage...