Slaves Fleeing the U.S. South, 1864

The Southern Underground Railroad consisted of slave flight, and community support for slave flight. Our case study research is divided into three categories: Fugitives, Accomplices, and Others. Fugitives were men and women attempting to escape from slavery. Accomplices were those who aided fleeing slaves, and Others were men and women who were indirectly connected to slave flight. Individual stories of the Southern Underground Railroad are in Stories of Flight.