The Underground Railroad, Part 5

William Still (1821 - 1902)

"I congratulate you that, after much patient research, careful preparation, and untiring labor, you have completed your voluminous work on "THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD." I am sure your work will be found to be one of absorbing interest, worthy of the widest patronage, and historically valuable as pertaining to the tremendous struggle for the abolition of chattel slavery in our land. No phase of that struggle was so crowded with thrilling incidents, heroic adventures, and self-sacrificing efforts as the one you have undertaken to portray, and with which you were so closely connected, to wit: "THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD." While it will be contemplated with shame, sadness, and astonishment, by posterity, it will serve vividly to illustrate the perils which everywhere confronted the fugitives from the Southern "house of bondage," and to which those who dared to give them food and shelter were also subjected." Wm. Lloyd Garrison

William Still is often called the Father of the Underground Railroad. Over 14 years, he helped hundreds of slaves escape to freedom in Canada. Still was committed to preserving the stories of the bondmen and he kept careful records of the many escaped slaves who passed through the Philadelphia “station”. The Underground Railroad was published in 1871 from Still’s records and diaries. In bringing you these stories, Librivox volunteers are reading from the 1878 edition. (Summary by MaryAnn)

Complete list of recordings comprising this book: The Underground Railroad, Part 1
The Underground Railroad, Part 2
The Underground Railroad, Part 3
The Underground Railroad, Part 4
The Underground Railroad, Part 5.

Genre(s): Biography & Autobiography, Modern (20th C)

Language: English

Group: The Underground Railroad by William Still

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Organization Of The Vigilance Committee Michele Fry
00:07:12
Play 02 Portraits And Sketches - Esther Moore Michele Fry
00:13:00
Play 03 Portraits And Sketches - Abigail Goodwin Denise Nordell
00:15:55
Play 04 Portraits And Sketches - , Thomas Garrett, Part 1 Greg Giordano
00:13:38
Play 05 Portraits And Sketches - , Thomas Garrett, Part 2 Denise Nordell
00:13:17
Play 06 Portraits And Sketches - , Thomas Garrett, Part 3 Greg Giordano
00:17:07
Play 07 Portraits And Sketches - , Thomas Garrett, Part 4 Susan Morin
00:23:55
Play 08 Portraits And Sketches - Daniel Gibbons Maria Kasper
00:26:55
Play 09 Portraits And Sketches - Lucretia Mott Maria Kasper
00:17:43
Play 10 Portraits And Sketches - James Miller Mckim Maria Kasper
00:17:19
Play 11 Portraits And Sketches - William H Furness, D.D. Maria Kasper
00:24:19
Play 12 Portraits And Sketches - William Lloyd Garrison, Part 1 Al Leach
00:12:24
Play 13 Portraits And Sketches - William Lloyd Garrison, Part 2 Maria Kasper
00:20:35
Play 14 Portraits And Sketches - William Lloyd Garrison, Part 3 Maria Kasper
00:18:57
Play 15 Portraits And Sketches - Lewis Tappan, Part 1 Jennifer Dorr
00:11:59
Play 16 Portraits And Sketches - Lewis Tappan, Part 2 Jennifer Dorr
00:12:49
Play 17 Portraits And Sketches - Elijah F Pennypacker Greg Giordano
00:09:55
Play 18 Portraits And Sketches - William Wright Jennifer Dorr
00:13:15
Play 19 Portraits And Sketches - Dr Bartholomew Fussell nomorejeffs
00:08:01
Play 20 Portraits And Sketches - Thomas Shipley, Part 1 Maria Kasper
00:19:13
Play 21 Portraits And Sketches - Thomas Shipley, Part 2 Maria Kasper
00:21:15
Play 22 Portraits And Sketches - Robert Purvis Greg Giordano
00:04:05
Play 23 Portraits And Sketches - John Hunn, Part 1 Greg Giordano
00:07:51
Play 24 Portraits And Sketches - John Hunn, Part 2 Greg Giordano
00:16:39
Play 25 Portraits And Sketches - Samuel Rhoads Jennifer Dorr
00:06:02
Play 26 Portraits And Sketches - George Corson Jennifer Dorr
00:06:03
Play 27 Portraits And Sketches - Charles D Cleveland Part 1 Greg Giordano
00:15:03
Play 28 Portraits And Sketches - Charles D Cleveland Part 2 Greg Giordano
00:14:55
Play 29 Portraits And Sketches - Charles D Cleveland Part 3 Cheri Jordan
00:14:35
Play 30 Portraits And Sketches - William Whipper Jennifer Dorr
00:15:55
Play 31 Portraits And Sketches - Isaac T Hopper Jennifer Dorr
00:16:58
Play 32 Portraits And Sketches - Samuel D Burris Jennifer Dorr
00:06:37
Play 33 Portraits And Sketches - Mariann, Grace Anna, And Elizabeth R Lewis Maria Kasper
00:20:21
Play 34 Portraits And Sketches - Cunningham's Rache Kajo
00:06:19
Play 35 Portraits And Sketches - Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, Part 1 Maria Kasper
00:24:44
Play 36 Portraits And Sketches - Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, Part 2 Maria Kasper
00:24:24
Play 37 Portraits And Sketches - Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, Part 3 Maria Kasper
00:21:02
Play 38 Portraits And Sketches - Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, Part 4 Maria Kasper
00:19:46
Play 39 Portraits And Sketches - Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, Part 5 Maria Kasper
00:16:28