Underground Railroad: The William Still Story (2012)

Genres - History  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Social History  |   Run Time - 57 min.  |   Countries - United States  |  
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Synopsis by Jeff Gemmill

A profile of 19th-century abolitionist William Still (1821-1902), who helped hundreds of runaway slaves escape across the U.S. border to Canada. The documentary features excerpts from diaries kept by Still about the Underground Railroad, and also examines the role Canada played in the enterprise.

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abolition [of slavery], Canada, slavery, underground-railroad