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Enslaved people had to make long, dangerous journeys to escape to freedom in the 1800s. With the help of people like Harriet Tubman, many were able to leave slavery behind by moving to places like Canada and Mexico. Getting there could take up to a year of difficult travel through unfamiliar land. Men, women, and children had to rely on strangers to guide them in order to gain their freedom. These strangers were part of a network of people called the Underground Railroad.
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