The Anti-Slavery Bugle article reports the number of escaped slaves in northern cities in 1854. This included nine slaves from Boone County, Kentucky, who were seeking asylum. Their masters were described to be looking for them in Cincinnati, and were offering a reward for their capture, but they had not succeeded. The Anti-Slavery Bugle was an abolitionist newspaper based in Lisbon, Ohio, and was published from 1845 to 1861.
- According to the article, how many fugitive slaves recently escaped to freedom?
- Did the author of this article keep their involvement in the Underground Railroad a secret or not? Explain and cite the article as evidence in your response.
- How does this article show that the Underground Railroad wasn’t entirely underground?
"Underground Railroad," The Anti-Slavery Bugle, 16 September 1854. Courtesy of Library of Congress