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STEAL AWAY: Escape to Freedom on the Underground Railroad

Educational strategy board game, book, and audio based on one of history's most amazing chapters: the Underground Railroad. All aboard!

STEAL AWAY: Escape to Freedom on the Underground Railroad

Educational strategy board game, book, and audio based on one of history's most amazing chapters: the Underground Railroad. All aboard!

pledged of $19,450pledged of $19,450 goal
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Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Jun 24 2013
Last updated June 24, 2013
 

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    UGRR STOCKHOLDER:
    Contributors served the UGRR cause with small donations of food, tools, and money. You'll receive our thanks for support us and helping to donate BackPax books to children who would not otherwise have them.

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    UGRR LANTERN-BEARER:
    Boaters in the night with two hanging lights - one yellow, one blue - as their code, would forward passengers along the line. You'll receive all of the above plus "WAY TO GO!: The BackPax Parents' Guide to Empowering Adventurous Young Minds" (you'll find details on the left).

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    UGRR FAITHFUL GROOMSMAN:
    Lighting this lantern-bearer statue outside your "station" (home) welcomed passengers seeking refuge when lit and signalled danger when not. You'll receive all of the above plus your choice of my book, "FREEDOM DAYS: 365 Inspired Moments in Civil Rights History," or "SISTER DAYS: 365 Inspired Moments in African-American Women's History" (see covers on the left).

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    UGRR CONDUCTOR: Conductors and agents led escapees along treacherous, winding routes to freedom. You'll receive all of the above plus an autographed copy of STEAL AWAY: ESCAPE TO FREEDOM ON THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD (Home Edition: board game, book, audio).

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    UGRR MILLA GRANSON MILESTONE: In the spirit of this courageous woman who taught fellow slaves to read and write in her Midnight School, you'll receive an autographed copy of the EDUCATOR'S EDITION of STEAL AWAY: ESCAPE TO FREEDOM ON THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD (board game, book, audio, and the Teacher's Resource Book) PLUS your choice of my book, "FREEDOM DAYS: 365 Inspired Moments in Civil Rights History," or "SISTER DAYS: 365 Inspired Moments in African-American Women's History" (see covers on the left).

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    UGRR ARNOLD CRAGSTON MILESTONE: In the spirit of this heroic man who remained a slave by day to row others to freedom by night, you'll receive an autographed copy of the LIBRARY EDITION of STEAL AWAY: ESCAPE TO FREEDOM ON THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD (Discussion Group set features 4 books and 4 audios for circulation; 1 board game for a library-based event) PLUS your choice of my book, "FREEDOM DAYS: 365 Inspired Moments in Civil Rights History," or "SISTER DAYS: 365 Inspired Moments in African-American Women's History."

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    UGRR HARRIET TUBMAN MILESTONE:
    In tribute to "the greatest conductor of them all," the woman known as "Moses" who - after her own escape - led 19 rescue missions to free more enslaved people than any other UGRR conductor. You'll join me, Janus Adams, for lunch and an afternoon to remember in Auburn, NY on Saturday, August 3, 2013. Visit the Harriet Tubman House and the nearby home of William Seward (Secretary of State, adviser to President Abraham Lincoln). PLUS, you'll receive your UGRR CONDUCTOR rewards by November 2013. (Lunch and admission fees included; transportation at your own expense.)

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    UGRR FREDERICK DOUGLASS MILESTONE:
    In tribute to this self-emancipated-slave-turned UGRR conductor, abolitionist, publisher and diplomat who risked his hard-won freedom to fight for those still enslaved. Join me, Janus Adams, for lunch and an afternoon to remember on Nantucket Island on Saturday, August 10, 2013. Visit this UGRR safe haven: site of Douglass' first speech as a free man, the African Free School, and historic Cooper family slave rescue. PLUS you'll receive your UGRR CONDUCTOR rewards by November 2013. (Lunch and admission fees included; transportation at your own expense.)

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    UGRR JAMESTOWN LANDING MILESTONE: In homage to the one hundred million men, women, and children seized into slavery, join me, Janus Adams, for lunch and an afternoon to remember in Jamestown, Virginia and Williamsburg on Saturday, August 17, 2013. Visit the site of the first documented landing of Africans enchained in 1619 and Colonial Williamsburg's "Other Half" tour of colonial-era slave life. PLUS you'll receive your UGRR CONDUCTOR rewards by November 2013. (Lunch and admission fees included; transportation at your own expense.)

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    UGRR STATION-MASTER: People of every description opened their hearts and their homes to shelter those "weary travelers" en route to freedom. With you as host, I'll join you and your guests for a talk and signing. You pick the date, the place, and the audience for an event to be scheduled between July and December 2013. PLUS you'll receive your UGRR CONDUCTOR rewards by November 2013. (The cost of travel and accommodations will be added for events beyond a 25-mile radius of Manhattan.)

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