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Underground Railroad Camps for Children, Youth and Families

Underground Railroad Camps for Children, Youth and Families is designed to provide participants with an enrichment program that highlights the importance of the UGRR in the struggle for freedom for enslaved Africans from the time of capture in Africa to the period of bondage in the Americas. Through lessons, readings, discussions, films, music, arts and crafts, drama, and field trips,participants in grades four to eight (age nine to fourteen) will learn about the history of the UGRR. The Program is designed to spark and keep an interest in this critical and most important phase of America's history. At the conclusion of the camp, participants will know about the history of enslavement in America and the lives and contributions of the people who struggled and worked diligently in the fight for freedom to end enslavement of African people. Participants will learn about the transatlantic slave trade, the middle passage, William Still, Robert Purvis, Henry "Box" Brown, the Crafts and others.

Visitor Information: Currently open to public.

Location: 1936 West Page St, Philadelphia, 19121

National Park Unit: No

Ownership: Jacqueline Wiggins

Location Type: Program

Freedom Seekers: Henry Box Brown

UGRR Operatives: Lucretia Mott,Robert Purvis,William Still