The Underground Railroad

Chris Saunders & The Underground Railroad
Chris Saunders

Chris Saunders joined the Alternative School on February 20th to share some very interesting information about the Underground Railroad.  In honor of Black History Month, this was the perfect presentation.  Mr. Saunders travels all around sharing his knowledge.  He spoke specifically about the significance of Ironton, Ohio, and Burlington, Ohio, in the Underground Railroad.  He shared an inspirational story about Uncle Tom's Cabin ​as part of his information regarding the astounding chances people would take to gain their freedom.  He spoke of the 500 lashes that someone caught trying to escape would receive.  He also spoke of the kind conductors of the Underground Railroad who risked everything from their family to their home to all their belongings for helping complete strangers gain freedom.  This was a truly inspiring speech.

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