Because Delaware was a slave state that bordered the free state of Pennsylvania, Delaware played an important role in the Underground Railroad. In The Long Road to Freedom, students hear stories of the brave men and women, both enslaved and free, who made this region one of the most successful Underground Railroad routes to freedom. Students learn about Thomas Garrett, Harriet Tubman and William Still. This interactive educational program covers the following themes: what is slavery, was Delaware a slave state or free state, who helped slaves escape, and what was the Underground Railroad. These themes are introduced through the use of illustrated storytelling, group discussion, hands-on activities involving authentic and reproduction artifacts, tours in a historically important building, and a take-home craft.
Visitor Information: Currently open to public.
Location: 505 Market Street, Wilmington, 19801
National Park Unit: No
Ownership: Dr. Barbara Benson
Location Type: Program