8 Facts About The Underground Railroad In Illinois You Didn’t Know
Whether you’re celebrating Black History Month or just love learning about Illinois’ past, these eight facts about the refugee passageways in our state will blow your mind. Illinois was actually one of the pioneer states to develop this intricate network of safe houses and trails leading to freedom, and it’s something to be proud of. Keep reading for an eye-opening account of anti-slavery societies in Illinois and be sure to check out the Underground Railroad tour events listed at the bottom of the article.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/
An Illinois transplant who grew up and went to school in Indiana for 22 years, Elizabeth holds a BFA in creative writing and has enjoyed traveling across the country and parts of Europe. She has visited half of the states, as well as parts of Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean, and regularly travels home to the Hoosier State to see friends and family. With more than five years of writing experience, Elizabeth’s articles have been featured on several websites, and her poetry and short stories have been published in multiple literary journals.
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