Welcome to the Underground Railroad Television site. We are aired weekly on Saturdays nights at 10:30 PM in Chicago, Illinois on Comcast’s channel 19. For those of you who lived in other areas, cities or counties, as well as those of you who live in Chicago and don’t have the Comcast Television Network, we have developed this web site.
In making our world a better place to live, it takes each of us to take a stand, put our two cents into the pot and don’t stand along the road seeing something wrong and doing nothing about it. It really don’t matter if you agreed with our stand or not, but the important thing is that you take a stand.
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Clifton Bradley, President/CEO/Executive Producer
THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD NETWORK
The Underground Railroad was an informal network of secret routes and safe houses used by 19th century Black slaves in the United States to escape to free states and Canada with the aid of abolitionists who were sympathetic to their cause. The term is also applied to the abolitionists who aided the fugitives. Other various routes led to Mexico or overseas. Created in the early nineteenth century, the Underground Railroad was at its height between 1850 and 1860. One estimate suggests that by 1850, 100,000 slaves had escaped via the "Railroad". Canada was a popular destination with over 30,000 people arriving there to escape enslavement via the network at its peak, though US Census figures only account for 6,000.