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Thank you for downloading this free resource about William Still, a Black American who worked tirelessly on the Underground Railroad and was employed by the Pennsylvania Society for the Abolition of Slavery before the American Civil War.
Included is a one page biography, followed by four questions that elicit student opinions, and a copy of the preface to Still’s 1878 collection of accounts he had gathered from many fugitive slaves. Question #4 is related to the preface. A full copy of William Still’s book may be found on www.gutenberg.org and it includes the preface and many original fugitive slave accounts.
The biographical text was written by me. please respect my copyright on this passage.