Underground Railroad Aspects
What role did anti-white abolitionist have in the freedom of slaves through the Underground Railroad?
A vast network that was common to the free as well as the captive, that lead a people of injustice to a liberated freedom. The Underground Railroad was not underground and it was not a railroad, but a linkage to freedom. A network that allowed the opportunity of freedom to be shared among the African American race, people who were enslaved by slavery. The transition to freedom was not easy, but it was worth the pain, the adversity, and the struggle. The ability to be victorious in the God given right which was freedom that was due to all mankind. On the journey there were many who …show more content…
Black Abolitionist such as David Ruggles while working at a bookstore extended many publications and prints promoting the abolition of slavery until 1835. In 1835, a white abolitionist mob burned his bookstore that he open after he quit the grocery store business. Ruggles continue promoting the denouncement of slavery by promoting the Emancipator and Journal of Public Morals, which was an abolitionist weekly. He also wrote pamphlets, gave lectures which made him a rising prominence in the abolitionist circle. David Ruggles role in the Underground Road was voluminous, and significant in organizing and intervening on behalf of the fugitive slaves who were on their journey to freedom. When Ruggles took part in establishing New York Committee of Vigilance which advocated a “practical abolitionism” that included civil disobedience and self-defense in order to preserve the rights of self-emancipated enslaved people and to protect free blacks from kidnappers who would sell them into slavery in the South. His involvement with numerous court cases which he arrange legal assistance for 300 cases which provided legal defense against fugitive slaves