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Who was involved in the Underground Railroad?
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  1. Most of the people involved in the Underground Railroad were free and enslaved blacks. There were a number of whites who opposed slavery, though, and helped along the way, particularly in the North. These were often members of religious groups, most commonly the Quakers. Very few written records have been kept but it's estimated that there were about 3,200 underground workers of which almost half were in Ohio.[Source: Siebert]

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