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21472
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This article examines the 30 years prior to the American Revolution for patterns regarding runaway slaves attempts and their success. Historical records indicated several interesting trends including the smaller number of escape attempts when compared to surrounding colonies, the increase in attempts when African-born slaves were involved, and the increased success rate when American-born slaves attempted escape.
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31107
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Research and the passing down of family stories have revealed many aspects of the secret signaling used to help slaves flee to freedom. One of the secret communication systems is the Underground Railroad Quilt Code. Symbols such as flying geese or monkey wrenches represented directions and tools required for the journey.
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Carolina Country (NoCar HD 9688 N8 C38x), Vol. 35 Issue 2, Feb 2003, p18-20, il, por Periodical Website
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33916
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Advertisement by William Rouse, of Lenoir Co., NC for the capture of Cullen Medlin, white slave.
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37361
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Perhaps not widely known is the role Washington played for escaped slaves, in securing freedom in a passage to the North. As for prior to slaves’ arrival at the Underground Railroad, noted were codes, songs, and quilt patterns containing information about planned escapes and uprisings on plantations. Also discussed was factors behind choosing Washington as a thoroughfare and information not so widely known related to the Underground Railroad. As for information collaborating with oral histories compiled by the Works Project Administration in the 1920s and 1930s, noted also was local Leesa Jones’s efforts in gathering orally passed down information from other locals about these topics.