Fox 5 Films: The Underground Railroad in New York

Simone Boyce has the overview of the Underground Railroad in New York.

The Underground Railroad was not an actual railroad beneath the earth's surface. It was a secret network of people and places that facilitated the freedom of an estimated 30,000 slaves. 

We take a look back at New York's two centuries of history with enslavement. We go inside a church basement in Brooklyn where slaves hid on their way to freedom. 

You hear from a descendant of Frederick Douglass as well as actress Amirah Vann, who plays Miss Ernestine on the WGN America series "Undergound."