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Trumbull County was one of the last stops on the Underground Railroad. In this lesson, we will learn about the people who fought for abolition and the homes in Trumbull County that hid slaves on their journey to freedom.

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Slavery has occurred in many forms throughout the world, but the Atlantic slave trade — which forcibly brought more than 10 million Africans to the Americas — stands out for both its global scale and its lasting legacy. Anthony Hazard discusses the historical, economic and personal impact of this massive historical injustice.

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Many myths and confusion surround the history and our understanding of slaves’ flight from the South.

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