William Still and His Freedom Stories: The Father of the Underground Railroad
William was the youngest child of his very large family. William was very lucky as his parents and siblings had been slaves, his parents had escaped and were free. William’s oldest brothers were still enslaved. William was destined to help slaves find freedom. One day, as a young boy he helped an escaped man find his way through the woods to freedom. William worked hard on the homestead, but he wanted to go to school. When William was finally allowed to go to school he was a diligent student and worked hard. He worked many jobs over his life barely earning money when he wanted to work at an Anti-Slavery Society to help those to freedom. During this time, he met many people and guided them to safe houses to lead them to freedom. He realized, in order to help those find their families that he needed to make records. William recorded each person’s information that came through the underground railroad and helped reunite families. He was even able to reunite his older brother with their family. William made history with his record-keeping and helped countless families reunite. A great story!
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