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Was there an Underground Railroad movement in Macon?

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Ellen and William Craft, of Macon, who escaped from slavery.

Ellen and William Craft, of Macon, who escaped from slavery.

Telegraph file photo

Telegraph file photo

Ellen and William Craft, of Macon, who escaped from slavery.

Where is the Underground Railroad located in downtown Macon?

That was the question posed to us by reader Danyelle Moore of Macon through Macon Me Curious, a new project of the Center for Collaborative Journalism in partnership with The Telegraph and GPB Macon. Macon Me Curious takes questions from the community and assigns reporters to find the answers.

“Knowing that, you know, slaves left the South and went up North on the quote-unquote Underground Railroad, I just felt like I wanted to know more about it being that I live in the South,” said Moore, who was born and raised in Macon.

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