Journal C of Station No. 2, William Still, 1852-1857
William Still's "Journal C of Station No. 2 of the Underground Railroad" provides extensive detail of the ways in which Philadelphia's Vigilance Committee offered aid to escaped slaves during their travels northward. His narrative offers rich documentation of families and individuals during their escape and illuminates the intricate network of people—including slaves, former slaves and free blacks—who made the Underground Railroad a success.
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Uncovering William Still's Underground Railroad
HSP has begun work on a new digital history project about the Underground Railroad that weaves new connections between Journal C and Still's 1872 book, The Underground Rail Road. Learn more about this innovative project.