No matter what difficulties lay ahead, there was only one goal, to be free. It was the road to freedom; it was a challenge that needed to be completed.
The foreshadowed consequences and high risks shed no fear upon the slaves. The journey was going to be difficult. It was down to making the decision of whether to die in the dimness of slavery, or to attempt to become free.
Although many chose to give up in the idea of freedom, the slaves who escaped found freedom using the Underground Railroad. The Underground Railroad was an opportunity that was not to be missed.In the time of slavery, it was a secret system known to help the slaves escape the cruel treatment of their owners. The success of the Underground Railroad was centered in Pennsylvania where the involvement of the Quakers made it possible. Without the help of the Quaker people, The Underground Railroad would not have been successful. The early movements to begin the Underground Railroad were secretive and successful.
The Underground Railroad was neither a road nor underground; it was any number of houses, caves, hidden rooms, and empty barns, and it was any place a runaway could safely hide (Buckmaster, 42). Thefirst movements of the Underground Railroad began with the involvement of the Quakers. The Quakers formed an important core group along with freed black men and woman, and began an abolition movement. The core group developed an escape networkfirst known as the underground road, and then later it changed to the Underground Railroad. It operated before and during the American Revolution and through the 1800’s. The group slowly began to advance, and the slaves became more aware of this group, and successfully kept it subtle.
The Underground Railroad metaphorically resembled a voyage, where stops would be made to pick up more people. In the times of slavery, the supporters and conductors would lead the voyage, and “pick up” more slaves, to reach their destination,…