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Our Nation
Topic
Our Nation: The Civil War & Reconstruction
Title

Fight Against Slavery on the Great Plains: Nebraska's Underground Railroad

Speaker

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Description

Hayes discusses the issue of slavery in the U.S. during the 1850s and the controversy surrounding the Kansas-Nebraska Act, and how the issue affected people moving to the Nebraska Territory. The presentation describes the overall history of the Underground Railroad and how the movement became connected with the Great Plains. Hayes explores how the Underground Railroad formed in Nebraska and emphasizes specific sites where escaping slave most likely found refuge on their journey north to freedom.

Age Group
All Ages

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