Canada By: Halle Brown

Things have changed from the 1800s to the 2000s. In the 1800s slavery was legal and everybody thought it was okay. People treated slaves with no respect and didn't care if they were hurting them. Now days it's illegal but is sadly it still happens illegally.

Uncle Tom's Cabin

Uncle Tom’s Cabin is located in Buxton Ontario.

Before: Uncle Tom’s Cabin was used as a safe place for the escaping slaves to stop for shelter on their way to freedom.

Now: Uncle Tom’s Cabin is a historic museum where you can find out about people who escaped slavery and what life was like for the African-American slaves.

Underground Railroad

The underground railroad was a bunch of secret routes and houses that were used to help the African-Americans escape from slavery. The routes and houses were located in the USA during the early-to-mid 19th century, to bring the slaves to free states and to Canada.

Harriet Tubman

Harriet Tubman escaped from slavery in the south. She was born into slavery in Maryland, 1820 and successfully escaped in 1849. She returned to the US after she had escaped to rescue her other family members and other slaves. Harriet risked her life to get freedom for her family and other African-American slaves.

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