WXXI Documentaries

Flight to Freedom Part 1

Special | 56m 45s

This complete story of the Underground Railroad, narrated by Cicely Tyson, profiles the people, places, and events behind one of the most remarkable chapters of American history. It chronicles the rise of the slave system and follows the many freedom trails northward -- from Memphis up the Mississippi, from Kentucky to Ripley, Maryland to Philadelphia, through upstate New York and into Canada.

Aired: 02/27/00

Rating: NR

Video has closed captioning.

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