Northward to Freedom is a 10-minute docudrama highlighting New York branches of the Underground Railroad through moving narratives and reenactments underscored by stirring slave spirituals. Spotlighting the lesser known routes that led through the Hudson and Champlain Valleys of New York, this program celebrates the courage and fortitude of slaves who risked capture, torture, and death to escape the misery of slavery, as well as the sympathetic men and women who faced reprisals of their own in order to help them along the way.
Supporting a document-based questioning (DBQ) approach to introduce historical concepts through primary source materials, this program and accompanying guide are appropriate both for U.S. history classes on pre-Civil War America and courses in African-American studies.
One 10-min. program