Students Go Far Into Past For Slavery Lesson

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

An Arlington High School honors social studies class took a field trip to Davenport, Iowa Friday to learn more about the lives of slaves who escaped the South and made their way to eastern Iowa.

Teacher Barry Jurgensen and his students visited museums, cemeteries and the public library to learn more about the Underground Railroad and the lives of those who escaped slavery.

Sixteen-year-old Baylie Hilgenkamp learned that Matilda Busey fled the South with her husband and nine children. Samantha Hoppe concentrated on Milton Howard, who was kidnapped as a child in Iowa and sold into slavery before eventually escaping and settling in Davenport.

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