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In "Building Bridges," a Tapestry of Faith program
Youth learn about the Quaker connection to the Underground Railroad.
Start by asking participants what they know about the Underground Railroad. Share with participants that Quakers played a prominent role in running the Underground Railroad, the system whereby people who were enslaved were helped to escape to northern states and Canada. The abolitionist movement - the movement to end slavery - began with the ministry of the Quakers, preaching abolition throughout the states and territories in the early 1800s.
Pass around copies of Leader Resource 1, which shows the routes taken in the Underground Railroad. The routes start in Southern U.S. states and end in Canada or Northern States.
Let participants take turns with the interactive site The Underground Railroad: The Journey, created by National Geographic.
Process the activity with these questions:
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Last updated on Wednesday, September 25, 2013.
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