The Underground Railroad touched all parts of society, enslaved and free, black and white. Runaway slaves looked to friends, family and strangers for assistance. Slave owners and supporters of slavery worked to capture escapees for financial gain and to preserve their local system.
This exhibit explores previously unknown stories of slave owners, fugitives and accomplices to show how slavery and the flight to freedom shapes the lives of all Marylanders. The Maryland State Archives produced this exhibit as part of its ongoing effort to study the legacy of slavery in Maryland.
For more information, please visit: The Study of Legacy of Slavery at the Maryland State Archives slavery.msa.maryland.gov
Additional support provided by the U.S. Department of Education 2010-2013
Exhibit Produced by:
Christopher E. Haley
Emily Oland Squires
Graphics by Design
Special Thanks to:
Timothy D. Baker
Edward C. Papenfuse
Linwood M. Rowe III