The Underground Railroad

Guilford College

The Underground Railroad Tree invites us to consider the question, "Do we seek to create justice and places of refuge in our own community and in the world at large?" The Tulip Popular tree dates back to before 1800 and was present during the documented operation of the Underground Railroad in Guilford County between 1819-1852. The tree serves as a silent witness to the lives and actions of African Americans (enslaved and free) and their white allies which included many Quakers from New Garden.

This site serves as a resource for elementary, middle and high school students and teachers to learn more about the pathway to freedom enslaved Africans took through Guilford County, North Carolina.

Road to the Curriculum

Reflections on the curriculum writing project with the lesson plan authors.