Courtesy of Library of Congress, "A Presbyterian Clergyman Suspended for Being Connected with the Underground Railroad," Fayetteville Observer, 8 November 1855
This newspaper article was published in Fayettville, Tennessee, in 1855. The article describes how one clergyman in Indiana, Rev. T. B. McCormick, was suspended for being a member of the Underground Railroad. He is accused in the story of assisting fugitive slaves in their escapes to Liberia and Canada.
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- What were the two reasons that the Rev. T. B. McCormick suspended by the Presbyterian Church?
- Describe what the reverend did while visiting a friend in Kentucky in regards to his slaves.
- Did Rev. T. B. McCormick keep his involvement in the Underground Railroad a secret or not? Explain and cite the article as evidence in your response.
- How does this article show that the Underground Railroad wasn’t entirely underground?
"A Presbyterian Clergyman Suspended for Being Connected with the Underground Railroad," Fayetteville Observer, 8 November 1855. Courtesy of Library of Congress