Anthony M.

Swift Current, Saskatchewan

Moose Jaw Regional Heritage Fair

The Underground Railroad

When most people would hear me say The Underground Railroad, they would assume it is a railroad of some kind. Well, it's not. The Underground Railroad is actually a secret passageway for black slaves in America around 1820 to escape to Canada.



What was the most interesting thing you learned about your topic?

Some important lessons I have learned that I want to share with other Canadians is that to never ever take little things for granted. If The Underground Railroad was not here today, what would our lives be like? Would we be slaves? Would we be dead?

What important lessons have you learned that you want to share with other Canadians?

The most important thing I learned from my project is why it's Canadian. When I first thought this topic up, I thought I was not Canadian at all. So I did some searching and found out why it is Canadian. It's Canadian because most the people who helped the slaves escape were from Canada, though some did come form the U.S. and that the slaves themselves escaped to Canada.

How would you compare your life today to the lives of those studied in your project?

My life today is so different than the lives in the studies of my project because today we have running water, cars, medication, and most important, or what I think is, no slavery. If slavery would not of been destroyed, imagine what our lives would be like today. What if slavery spread across the globe? For all we know, we could of been slaves right now.