/ Modified feb 3, 2012 10:59 a.m.

Underground Railroad: The William Still Story

This is the story of a free black man who accepted delivery of “human cargo” on the Underground Railroad. Monday at 10 p.m. on PBS-HD 6.

free_black_family Free Black family in front of home. (PHOTO: PBS)

Extraordinary people risked their lives to help fugitive slaves escape via the clandestine Underground Railroad. Among them was William Still of Philadelphia, a free black man who accepted delivery of transported crates containing human “cargo.” This documentary reveals some of the dramatic, lesser-known stories behind this humanitarian enterprise, and explores key Canadian connections, including the surprising fate of former slaves who crossed the border to “Freedom’s Land.”

Underground Railroad: The William Still Story, Monday at 10 p.m. on PBS-HD 6.

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