The Underground Railroad, the inspiring story of ordinary people who helped bring about the end of slavery in America by putting their livelihoods, their lives, and the lives of their families at stake to help many thousands flee to freedom, was not only one of our nation’s finest hours but is still a vital example for the world today.
Virtually all wars and acts of terrorism are the result of ethnic hatred and racial prejudice. What better example has there ever been of compassionate, courageous cooperation between the peoples of different races than the Underground Railroad?
THE RIVER JORDAN is the true story of a woman who escaped on the URR in 1843 with her seven children. It was dangerous enough for a strong man, traveling alone and responsible for no one but himself, to flee from slavery. Bounty hunters, wild animals and the wilderness lay between fugitives and Canada. For a woman with a large family, the feat was nothing less than heroic. But it actually happened, as Jane’s epic story portrays in vivid, harrowing detail.
The book is available on Amazon as both an e-book and a paperback, co-authored by Henry Burke and Dick Croy.
This blog is intended to tell you not only about Jane's extraordinary true story but about the history of the Underground Railroad. We hope you find it interesting, informative and enjoyable, and we welcome your questions and comments.
Henry Burke & Dick Croy