Teach Your Class about the Underground Railroad

The HISTORY HAPPENS Collection teaches American history using music video in a project-based environment that teaches across the curriculum, incorporates digital media and fine arts and aligns with Common Core Standards.


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Underground Railroad
"On An Underground Railroad"
is the story of Tice Davids, whose escape to freedom across the freezing Ohio River is said to have been the first time the expression “Underground Railroad” was used. The song describes how the movement spread, mentioning Uncle Tom's Cabin, Harriet Tubman, John Brown, the Dred Scott Decision and the Fugitive Slave Law and their influence on the Abolitionist Movement.
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More Songs & Video soon...

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- the story of Chief Joseph for Native American studies

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"On An Underground Railroad" was written, arranged and recorded by Kinny Landrum. Background vocals were recorded at the landmark Warehouse Recording Studio in New York City.

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"Students love music and the rhythm, melody and lyrics of the History Happens collection plant the seed of excitement for places, people and times of American history, leaving students interested and ready to learn." Arthur Rouse, executive producer.