Resistance Through Escape

Successful escape was difficult and rare, but some enslaved people managed to free themselves. Since there was often a cash reward for returning enslaved people who ran away, fugitives from slavery were often searched for by people hoping to collect a reward. Some self-liberated people joined the Union Army and fought during the Civil War.
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Welcome to Learning for Justice—Formerly Teaching Tolerance!

Our work has evolved in the last 30 years, from reducing prejudice to tackling systemic injustice. So we’ve chosen a new name that better reflects that evolution: Learning for Justice.

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