Freedom was the objective that all slaves sought. Each day of their lives they were not even considered a full person, but only three fifths of one. Slaves had worked long hours in harsh conditions only to be disciplined when seen fit. The only way to escape this madness was to flee from the plantations since they had no rights in the court. Few had succeeded on their own, but many were caught and punished. The only way they could escape would be through the use of “a secret system developed to aid fugitive slaves on their escape to freedom.(“Underground Railroad: A Pathway to Freedom” 1). With the usage of the Underground railroad, there were “ conductors” ( conductors were anti- slavery volunteers) that made it their priority to rescue runaway slaves and aid them on the dangerous journey to the north. “The Underground Railroad, was organized prio...
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