Who Started All This?
This website grew out of a research project on the Underground Railroad in the Capital Region by Paul and Mary Liz Stewart. Their work uncovered the voices and stories of people written out of this history. Together, these voices provide a different accounting of Underground Railroad activism and change the American narrative. We invite you to join with us as we work together to bring forward a more equitable and comprehensive understanding of this first civil rights movement and its relationship with us today. Make a donation to the work of Underground Railroad Education Center, become a member, attend programs, participate on volunteer committees, and help to move this research and discovery forward!
Underground Railroad Education Center Interprets UGRR History and Its Relevance for Today Using the Following Principles:
Reality vs myth
Public vs Secret
Movement, Not Safe Houses and Routes
African American Leadership
Language and Public Memory