The Light of Freedom
The Light of Freedom – It is the year 1861 and President Lincoln has called for 75,000 men to join the Union Army. As the Civil War begins, another battle has been raging for decades. It is the fight for freedom waged by the Underground Railroad.
William Hanby has been a station master on the Underground Railroad for many years. He breaks the law of the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850, as he puts himself and his family in great danger to help runaway slaves reach freedom. Difficulty arises when a new bounty hunter arrives in the area, determined to make money by returning runaway slaves to their masters. The situation is further complicated when Hanby’s primary railroad conductor joins the Union Army to fight in the war.
Meanwhile, further south along the Ohio River, at the border of the slave state of Kentucky and the free state of Ohio, the frontline of the fight for freedom rages. Jackson Cumberland, a free black man, risks his life regularly to help runaway slaves make it across the river. Samuel Woodson, a slave rescued by Jackson, yearns to be re-united with his sister, still caught on the other side of the river.
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