All men may have been created equal, but in the United States before the Civil War, active measures had to be taken to help at least a few slaves escape.
Northern Ohio was a hotbed of anti-slavery agitation before the war, and Sandusky was the final stop in Ohio for many slaves making their way to freedom in Canada.
Friends of the Sandusky Underground Railroad Education Center offers 45-minute trolley tours of Sandusky's Underground Railroad heritage.
When and how much: $5 and begin at 11 a.m. Aug. 15, Sept. 12 and Oct. 3.
See a map of Sandusky's Underground Railroad sites in Sunday's Register or at the e-paper link (Aug. 9, SHOWCASE) below.