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Fact Sheet - The Underground Railroad In Kansas Territory

Reading Cards - The Underground Railroad In Kansas Territory

Activity Sheet - The Underground Railroad In Kansas Territory

Answer Sheet - The Underground Railroad In Kansas Territory

Underground Railroad in Kansas--Wordsearch

$200 Reward: Runaway Slaves and the Underground Railroad in Kansas Territory - A Kansas Memory Podcast

COMPROMISE OF 1850 AND THE FUGITIVE SLAVE LAW

THE FUGITIVE SLAVE ACT (1850)

DRED SCOTT DECISION

DRED SCOTT V. JOHN F.A. SANDFORD

ACT TO PUNISH OFFENSES AGAINST SLAVE PROPERTY (1855) - This act was passed by the Kansas Territory's pro-slavery legislature in September 1855.

Legislation regarding slavery in Kansas Territory (1855-1857)

Lizzie and the Underground Railway (Chapter 7) from "Pioneer Days In Kansas" by Rev. Richard Cordley, D. D.

The Underground Railroad In Kansas Territory - Kansas: a cyclopedia of state history, embracing events, institutions, iindustries, counties, cities, towns, prominent persons, etc. (1912)

A Home Missionary Journey Never Before Reported - Lewis Bodwell's Account of Assisting Slaves, The Kansas Telephone, Manhattan, Kansas, August 1893

Lewis Bodwell, Frontier Preacher: The Early Years, Part 1, Russell K. Hickman, Kansas Historical Quarterly, August 1943

Lewis Bodwell, Frontier Preacher: The Early Years (Conclusion), Russell K. Hickmann, Kansas Historical Quarterly, November 1943

Wrecking Slavery From The Kansas Territory: The "Topeka" Boys as Saboteurs 1855-1861, William Wagnon, March 2005

Underground Railroad - John Ritchie, Portrait of an Uncommon Man, Shawnee County Historical Society Bulletin 68, November 1991

A Few Incidents In The Life of General John Ritchie, Mrs. H. C. Root, April 1903 (KSHS-37131)

Mary Margaret Ritchie Wright's recollections of her grandfather John Ritchie

Lane's Trail and the Underground Railway

KTWU Sunflower Journeys 1706A - Underground Railroad

The "Liberty Line" in Lawrence

History of the Underground Railroad in Douglas County

Aboard the Underground Railroad - The Todd House in Tabor, Iowa

Cool Things: Underground Railroad Chair

WEB SITES TO EXPLORE

Navigate a route to freedom using an interactive map.
Go to Interactive History/Navigate a route to freedom using our interactive map. "Follow the Trail to Freedom in the 1850's."

Go back in time to the 1800's see history as you become a young slave who must make some important decisions.

Are you ready for a hard dangerous journey to escape to freedom?

Experience life on a plantation as a slave.

Underground Railroad-Escape From Slavery-Interactive Activity

GREAT BOOKS TO READ

For great books to read on the Underground railroad visit Scholastic "The Underground Railroad"

Remember to visit the Topeka Public Library! Search online for books on the Underground Railroad.

GAMES, TRIVIA AND MORE

The Underground Railroad Change of Pace

IMPORTANT PEOPLE AND PLACES

Frederick Douglass

My Bondage and Freedom by Frederick Douglass-1855

The Narrative of Sojourner Truth-1850

Freedom Center

The Library of Congress "America's Story"

Aboard the Underground Railroad: A National Register of Historic Places Travel Itinerary