Underground Railroad: The William Still Story Slavery and Freedom
In the 1850s many Americans believed that slaves were incapable of surviving on their own. Details
Program: Underground Railroad: The William Still Story
Episode: Slavery and Freedom
As incredible as it sounds today, in the 1850s many Americans believed that slaves were incapable of thinking for themselves and could not survive on their own. They believed that the black man was created by God to serve a white master and found passages in the Bible to prove it. Some slave holders even argued that they were doing their slaves a favor by providing them with food and shelter.• Visit the Slavery and Freedom webpage
Premiere Date: 02/05/2012
Episode Expires: Never
TV Rating: TV-PG
Underground Railroad: The William Still Story is made possible by CN Railway, the Rogers Cable Network, Canada Media Fund, The Rogers Documentary Fund, and by The Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
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