Underground Railroad: The Role of New Bedford

Underground Railroad: The Role of New Bedford

Join ranger Rufai for an Underground Railroad Walking Tour

The Underground Railroad, a loosely connected network of people of diverse backgrounds, assisted enslaved people to find freedom through escape. Their efforts helped guide these formerly enslaved people to communities from Philadelphia to Canada where no enslaver could dictate how they lived their lives or who they could marry. This protest movement can be seen as the precursor to today’s Black Lives Matter movement, fighting against color and racial bias in the United States. New Bedford was a hub for this 19th century movement as the whaling industry offered opportunities to formerly enslaved people who wished to live in freedom.

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