Underground Railroad: The William Still Story

This PBS film is a great resource for teaching about Black history in Canada and the Underground Railroad. A handy educator's guide provides teachers with everything they need to use this film in their class.

Created by Joanna Dawson

January 23, 2012

This one-hour PBS documentary is a great resource for teaching about Black history and the Underground Railroad. The film airs on February 6, 2012 at 10pm ET, and will be available online beginning February 7th. Underground Railroad tells the story of abolitionist and civil rights activist William Still who helped fugitive slaves find freedom in Canada.

The complementary website features film extras and bonus content, as well as and a downloadable educator’s guide. The guide was developed for grades 6-8 and includes essays by author and educator Bryan Walls, lesson plans, activities and worksheets, and a bibliography.

Visit the film’s website at pbs.org/wned/underground-railroad to get started.

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