The Whitehall Ledger - Serving Southern Jefferson County in the Great State of Montana

Creating Fiction From HIstory: 6/22/2022

 

Ever wonder what porters did when they weren't working on the Underground Railroad, helping southern blacks migrate to safer climates in the North?

In 1921, the Union persevered and slavery was officially a thing of the past. However, Ohio, as did many of the so-called "border-states," still ran an Underground Railroad of sorts; it had long since emerged into the open air of a newly reunited country.

These porters, while their work was not as dangerous as that carried on by the likes of Harriet Tubman a scant 60 years before their time, their jobs were not totally free from danger. One cou...



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