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underground railroad

noun as in secret cooperative network

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Example Sentences

In one second-grade homework assignment, a multiple-choice answer about Harriet Tubman identified her as “a conductor on the underground railroad,” as though she were merely operating a train.

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Digital visitors can see the shawl given by Britain’s Queen Victoria to the famous underground railroad conductor Harriet Tubman, as well as a simple straw hat owned by the civil rights and bus boycott leader Rosa Parks.

I went to England to study politics at Oxford University and spent most of my time working with people who were trying to get soldiers in the underground railroad—deserters—into a safe place in Scandinavia.

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At the ceremony and afterward I got to thinking about the Underground Railroad.

How did you gather information about the Underground Railroad, which was a clandestine, illegal activity?

If all the people who claimed to work on the Underground Railroad really had, the South would have been drained of slaves.

Mrs. Reed, the former slave and conductor on the Underground Railroad?

How about Belle Mills, the milliner who worked on the Underground Railroad?

Much later in our national history, Springfield became one of the most important stations of the "Underground Railroad."

There will be an underground railroad line along every principal route of travel.

"The underground railroad is in fine working order," is the comment of The Journal.

To some of his friends it seemed possible—just a step beyond the Underground Railroad and hiding fugitive slaves.

My body was born amidst slavery, but my conscience soon found the underground railroad.


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On this page you'll find 3 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to underground railroad, such as: subway, underground railway, and underground route.

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