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Kentucky’s Underground Railroad: Passage to Freedom

Trace Kentucky’s tracks on the Underground Railroad
Grade Levels:
60 minutes
Taping Rights:
MARC Record:
Web Site:
KET Online
Teaching Materials:
See Below
Program Schedule and Streaming Links:
See Below

Kentucky’s location on the border of slave and nonslave states and its unique geography as the only state surrounded on three sides by rivers, created opportunities for people who were willing to risk their lives to live in freedom and those willing to risk everything to help them. KET’s documentary, Kentucky’s Underground Railroad – Passage to Freedom, tells the stories of fugitive slaves and anti-slavery advocates in Kentucky.

The Kentucky Ungerground Railroad web site includes a brief history of slavery in Kentucky; teacher resources; audio and video segments from the documentary, including additional footage not seen in the broadcast; and a discussion forum. The web site promotes historical preservation and community research to document more stories of the fugitive slave movement in Kentucky. In addition, it includes arts and humanities resources and discussion questions.

Program of Studies:
Social Studies: Government and Civics, Geography, Historical Perspectives

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2012/13 KETKY Program Schedule

An account of the fugitive slave movement in Kentucky, focusing on those who lived in Kentucky and sought to escape to the North. A 2000 KET production.

These videos are also available on KET EncycloMedia.

The schedule listed here includes only airings on the KETKY channel. See the complete Kentucky’s Underground Railroad: Passage to Freedom broadcast schedule for airings on all KET channels.

Kentucky Academic Expectations

This program relates to the following Kentucky Academic Expectations.

Kentucky schools may tape and retain programs according to the rights listed above. For further information, contact the KET Education Division.

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