Do you study the underground railroad during Black History Month? We read The Drinking Gourd and a few other stories about the underground railroad and Harriet Tubman. This is a great writing assignment to do at the end of the unit. Would you help a slave escape to freedom on the underground railroad?
The Hubbard House was a safehouse for slaves who were looking to gain their freedom through passage of the Underground Railroad. This house was built around 1840 by William and Catherine Hubbard. Located right on Lake Erie, the house was a perfect place to hide slaves for a day or two until conditions were optimum for them to make there way to the beach and onto a boat that would take them to Canada. visit http://www.hubbardhouseugrrmuseum.org God Bless you William and Catherine Hubbard