To escape from slavery was no easy task.  You could have your ear cut off if you were caught.  Bloodhounds pursued with a vengeance.  Obstacles emerged at every turn – in the forest, over mountains, or on the open road.  But once you reached the shores of Lake Erie, you knew you had almost made it.  And with the help of a few good people, you did.

Safe Harbor is an incredible story of strength and determination, told through the eyes of the fugitives themselves and the people who risked everything to help them.  From free black communities to middle class white society, in small villages and on farms, they defied race and gender in one of the greatest survival stories of all time.

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