Season 2, Episode 13 Roots of Resistance: Story of the Underground Railroad
First Aired: January 15, 1990
Archival photos and readings from memoirs punctuate "Roots of Resistance: A Story of the Underground Railroad," the secret network that helped slaves escape to the northern U.S., Mexico and Canada. Narrated by Ruby Dee.
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- Premiered: October 4, 1988
- Rating: TV-PG
- Premise: This much-honored PBS documentary series explores American history, one topic or person at a time. Its Peabody Award winners include profiles of FDR and Malcolm X, and such diverse topics as Nixon's 1972 trip to China, the controversy surrounding `Citizen… (more)