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Underground Railroad (History Channel)

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  • Seller:Kelly's - Books, Anything, & Everything
  • Sales Rank:92,440
  • Format:Closed-captioned, Color, Full Screen, NTSC
  • Languages:English (Original Language), English (Unknown)
  • Number Of Discs:1
  • Running Time:95 Minutes
  • Rating:NR (Not Rated)
  • Region:1
  • Discs:1
  • Picture Format:Pan & Scan
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):0.24
  • Dimensions (in):7.5 x 5.5 x 0.8
  • Publication Date:December 31, 2002
  • MPN:AAE-70629
  • ISBN:0767050789
  • UPC:733961706291
  • EAN:9780767050784
  • ASIN:B00007GZYD
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  • It was America's first civil rights movement, a loose network of diverse people bound together by conscience, determined to undo the institution of slavery one person at a time. "Conductors" risked fines and imprisonment in their devotion to the cause of freedom; "passengers" risked their lives. Hosted by Alfre Woodard (Passion Fish, Crooklyn), Underground Railroad traces the journey taken


Editorial Reviews:
Synopsis
They were determined to undo slavery one person at a time, even at the risk of imprisonment-or death. Alfre Woodard hosts this inspiring journey to freedom, with historical documents and interviews with descendants telling the tale of the history, heroes and villains of the Abolitionist movement. Includes A&E's Biography: Frederick Douglass , segments on the Emancipation Proclamation, Dredd Scott case and Harriet Tubman, and a timeline. 1998/color/120 min/NR/Stereo.
Amazon.com
The Underground Railroad, "the first civil rights movement," was no mere act of civil disobedience. The secret network of guides, pilots, and safe-house keepers (the Railroad's "conductors") was built by runaway slaves who, over the decades, communicated their experiences through songs and secret gestures, and were supported by abolitionists (many of them former slaves) who risked their own freedom to help free the enslaved. The "passengers" risked their lives.

A wealth of photos, documents, and commentary by modern historians provides the broad lines of history, but it comes alive in the individual stories of conductors and passengers, among them abolitionist and historian William Still, called the "Father of the Underground Railroad," and Henry "Box" Brown, who mailed himself to freedom in a cargo crate. They (and many others) take their place beside Harriet Tubman ("the Moses of her people") and Frederick Douglass as courageous heroes in America's first integrated social movement.

The DVD also features the Biography episode on Frederick Douglass, the complete text of the Emancipation Proclamation, a biographical essay on Harriet Tubman, and other historical background pieces. --Sean Axmaker


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