Who was known as the Moses of the Underground Railroad?
Although she was a woman, and Moses was a man, Harriet Tubman was the "Moses of the Underground Railroad".
The Underground Railroad was a series of free blacks and Northerners who were against slavery that would guide slaves up to the North to Freedom. It wasn't an actual railroad, but at times it went underground to hide slaves. It was coined "Underground Railroad" so slave masters wouldn't know what it really was, and it was almost like a railroad. The main people who came directly to the slaves and guided them along the "Railroad"…
William Still is often regarded as the primary influence of the Underground Railroad. He wrote a book on his participation called "The Underground Railroad". However, it was a somewhat more spontaneous thing, as such things always form in such conditions. The Society of Friends were probably the key "makers" of the Underground Railroad.
The underground railroad started in 1923 (some say it started in 1619) by harriet tubman. It started in the South and in the north. it was NOT started by Harriet Tubman. It was started by Isaac Hopper in 1787 and he is known as the father of the underground railroad. Harriet was just one of the important people that helped with the railroad.