On This Day: 1850

The following is the true, previously untold, story of what happened on this day in the history of black America.

After months of digging, in 1850, Harriet Tubman completed the two-thousand mile system of tunnels that became known as the Underground Railroad. Used to transport men, women and children fleeing slavery, the track led into Canada, where escaping slaves had more rights. A model train enthusiast, Tubman knew that the safest method of escape would be by subterranean locomotive, a mode of transport that also provided the model for the New York City subway system.
Following the publication of her memoirs some years later, Tubman would earn the nickname ‘Moses’, a tribute to the fact that, before the railway had finished construction, she would often float her kin down rivers in reed baskets.

This is satire and is not intended to offend anyone. If you believe this is in any way racist, please contact me on Twitter to discuss why you don’t agree with this post.

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