The Underground Railroad was an important phenomenon for the abolitionist movement as it paved the way for former slaves’ stories that contributed to the shifts in American society. Free people helped slaves escape from their masters and start a new life in free states, where they could accumulate knowledge, financial resources, and social ties that facilitated abolitionists’ struggle against slavery on different levels.
Former slaves formed abolitionist organizations and collaborated with white abolitionists. These efforts became increasingly influential each year and led to the enactment of diverse acts that banned slavery. Eventually, this struggle led to the end of slavery in the United States, and the Underground Railroad played the role of a bridge between slaves and the free world.