Backstory Podcast: The Reverse Underground Railroad

Backstory with Larry Potash

Illinois was a free state before the Civil War. But one man found a loophole that allowed him to own slaves. Then he started to kidnap freed slaves, and sell them back to people in slave states. A relic of this operation remains in Equality, Illinois. This is the Backstory. 

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