Dark of night, tunnels, hidey-holes and daring escapes populate our images of Underground Railroad history. The notion of Quakers helping poor, oppressed escaped slaves informs how Underground Railroad history is portrayed. While the Underground Railroad is a piece of American history that is thought to be well known, research into period documents tells a very different story than the one that is traditionally held in public memory. Revisit this fascinating period in American history, examine its public side, the role of African Americans and women, they myth vs. reality, and more. An inspiring story when told by the voices of those who were there.