Underground Railroad: The William Still Story DVD

$24.99
Item #: WC4662
William Still was one of the most important, yet largely unheralded heroes of the Underground Railroad. Still was determined to get as many runaways as he could to ""Freedom's Land,"" smuggling them across the US border to Canada. Bounty hunters could legally abduct former slaves living in the so-called free northern states, but under the protection of the British, Canada ... More
See options for availability
Select Format:

Quantity:

William Still was one of the most important, yet largely unheralded heroes of the Underground Railroad. Still was determined to get as many runaways as he could to ""Freedom's Land,"" smuggling them across the US border to Canada. Bounty hunters could legally abduct former slaves living in the so-called free northern states, but under the protection of the British, Canada provided sanctuary for fugitive slaves.

Still kept meticulous records of the many escaped slaves who passed through the Philadelphia 'station' of the Underground Railroad. His notes provide some of the best evidence of the workings of the Underground Railroad, detailing the freedom seekers who used it, including where they came from, how they had escaped, and the families they left behind.

Today, Still's book, a compilation of the secret notes he kept during those years, is regarded as the most authentic account of some of America's most heroic stories. It was an extraordinary risk to keep such records, risking his own freedom to be able to tell the stories of those who had the courage to run. But it was worth the risk. After meeting his own long-lost brother while working in the Pennsylvania Anti-Slavery office, he was determined to reunite families separated by slavery. His compelling story is one of North America's greatest sagas.

Special Bonus Videos include…
Punishment
Origin of the Name Underground Railroad
Fugitive Slave Act
Coded Spirituals
Thomas Jefferson and Drapetomania
William Still's Place in History
Bonus videos not rated or closed captioned.

Producer: WNED, 90th Parallel Productions
Production Year: 2012
Copyright Year: 2012
Discs: 1
Subtitles: Y
Subtitle Language: English (SDH)

Item can only be shipped to US destinations.

9 Reviews
L
Lisa F.
Anonymous User
4.0 star rating
12/26/21
I would buy this product again and again
Review by Lisa F. on 12/26/21 review stating I would buy this product again and again
The Underground Railroad DVD was done very well. I study African American History and was impressed with the accuracy of the information. I loved the acting.
Q
Queenie
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
12/26/21
Underground Railway
Review by Queenie on 12/26/21 review stating Underground Railway
Enthralling movie. People endured so many hardships in those years. We should learn more about their bravery.
H
History L.
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
12/26/21
A definite for the historical library!
Review by History L. on 12/26/21 review stating A definite for the historical library!
I brought this tape for my Mom. She played it at the school she volunteers at for black history month. It was very moving and the kids learned a lot about the history with this story.
R
Reg B.
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
12/26/21
So glad this is available
Review by Reg B. on 12/26/21 review stating So glad this is available
William Still deserves the recognition that others like Harriet Tubman receieves for his work in the Underground RR. This video validates his name among the most dedicated for the cause.
U
Unknown
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
12/26/21
I would buy this again
Review by Unknown on 12/26/21 review stating I would buy this again
I see what William Still play a good part in the underground railroad.
A
Anita
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
12/26/21
A hero for all time
Review by Anita on 12/26/21 review stating A hero for all time
We have been taught so little about the underground railroad and yet it was instrumental in changing the consciousness of the North. William Still is an unheralded hero. He risked so much to keep records even as he saved so many lives from slavery. I urge anyone who wants to be inspired and informed about this time in our history to buy this DVD.
B
Black M.
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
12/26/21
Eye Opening
Review by Black M. on 12/26/21 review stating Eye Opening
This documentary truly is spellbinding, because of the details of the many exploits of one Mr. Still. I cant believe that I never heard of this great American HERO before. I love PBS for there dedication to educating this country on its not so pretty past, I would encourage any parent to sit down with their children and learn more about this world together. With the help of all the wonderful programs that PBS offers, because lets face kids as well as adults just dont get this kind of information in K-12 school and that is very unfortunate. If youve heard of the underground railroad or Harriet Tubman then you need to know about William Still. Peace.
R
Richard
Verified Buyer
5.0 star rating
12/26/21
Ive walked past the Still
Review by Richard on 12/26/21 review stating Ive walked past the Still
Ive walked past the Still Historic Marker in downtown Philadelphia, so I enjoyed a presentation of his life.


Virtual Catalog