Mar 24, 2021
Slave Haven Underground Railroad Museum is Alana Turner’s family business. The history of our people from Africa to slavery to freedom is vast and deep. Alana’s family has been championing for our freedom and equality since the civil rights movement.
***Trigger Warning: We discuss slavery and the cruel treatment of enslaved Africans during this episode.***
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A WALK THROUGH THIS ANTEBELLUM HOME IS A JOURNEY THROUGH HISTORY, REVEALING SECRETS OF ITS PAST THAT HAD BEEN KEPT HIDDEN FOR MORE THAN 100 YEARS.
After reaching America, Africans were auctioned off to the highest bidder and doomed to a life of slavery, stripping them of their dignity, their pride and most of all, their freedom. Whenever possible, individuals attempted to liberate themselves by running away. Many runaways were aided by abolitionists who gave them safe passage on the Underground Railroad.
As you descend the stairs into the dark, damp cellar and peer through the trapdoors and hidden passages where the fugitives were harbored, you get a glimpse of those turbulent times.
Imagine for a moment what daring escapes these must have been for those who were determined to break the chains of slavery.
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