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4 AMAZING Stories from The Underground Railroad | Historic Walking Tour | Walk with Travel+Leisure

Explore different stories in Alexandria Virginia’s history of slaves who ran away to freedom using the underground railroad. Join us as we walk around Alexandria Virginia with John Chapman from Manumission Tours and explore some of these historical moments. #UndergroundRailroad #WalkingTour #blackhistorymonth 00:00 Introduction 00:45 Escape of Oscar Payne 02:30 Harriet Tubman 03:35 Oscar and […]

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The Ghosts of Charleston's Old City Jail

Built in 1802 and operational until 1939, the Old Charleston Jail housed the city’s most notorious criminals. Among those criminals, John and Lavinia Fisher and members of their gang were kept there until their execution in 1820. Among other famous prisoners, Denmark Vessey, accused of planning a slave revolt in 1822, Jaque Alexander Tardy, pirate, […]

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