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William Still publishes his records

01/01/1872

Published as The Underground Railroad, Still's book contained his records of encounters with fugitive slaves, as well as their stories and correspondence. The book made Still an important historian of the Underground Railroad by preserving the names and stories of hundreds of slaves on their paths to freedom.  (By James Chapnick) 

 

Source Citation: 

James Oliver Horton, "A Crusade for Freedom: William Still and the Real Underground Railroad," in Passages to Freedom: the Underground Railroad in History and Memory, ed. David W. Blight (Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Books, 2004), 178-179.

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