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The Resource William Still and his freedom stories : the father of the underground railroad, written and illustrated by Don Tate

William Still and his freedom stories : the father of the underground railroad, written and illustrated by Don Tate

Label
William Still and his freedom stories : the father of the underground railroad
Title
William Still and his freedom stories
Title remainder
the father of the underground railroad
Statement of responsibility
written and illustrated by Don Tate
Creator
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The remarkable, little-known story of William Still, known as the Father of the Underground Railroad from award-winning author-illustrator Don Tate. William Still's parents escaped slavery but had to leave two of their children behind, a tragedy that haunted the family. As a young man, William went to work for the Pennsylvania Anti-Slavery Society, where he raised money, planned rescues, and helped freedom seekers who had traveled north. And then one day, a strangely familiar man came into William's office, searching for information about his long-lost family. Could it be? Motivated by his own family's experience, William began collecting the stories of thousands of other freedom seekers. As a result, he was able to reunite other families and build a remarkable source of information, including encounters with Harriet Tubman, Henry "Box" Brown, and William and Ellen Craft. Don Tate brings to life the incredible true story of William Still's life and work as a record keeper of enslaved people who had fled to freedom. Tate's powerful words and artwork are sure to inspire readers in this first-ever picture book biography of the Father of the Underground Railroad
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tate, Don
Dewey number
973.7115092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Still, William
  • Underground Railroad
  • Still, William
  • African Americans
  • Fugitive slaves
Label
William Still and his freedom stories : the father of the underground railroad, written and illustrated by Don Tate
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1139628372
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781561459353
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1139628372
Label
William Still and his freedom stories : the father of the underground railroad, written and illustrated by Don Tate
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1139628372
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781561459353
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1139628372

Library Locations

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      42.808951 -70.8711658
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