The Underground Railroad
A study by the National Park Service on how to best interpret & commemorate the Underground Railroad, emphasizing the approximate routes taken by slaves escaping to freedom before the Civil War. Findings: the Underground Railroad story is nationally significant; a few elements of the story are represented in existing National Park Service units & other sites, but many important resource types are not adequately represented & protected; many sites remain that meet established criteria for designation as national historic landmarks; many sites are in imminent danger of being lost or destroyed, etc. Illustrated.
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Page 15 - STEAL AWAY Steal away, steal away, steal away to Jesus, Steal away, steal away home, I ain't got long to stay here.
Page 9 - It offers superlative opportunities for public use and enjoyment, or for scientific study. • It retains a high degree of integrity as a true, accurate, and relatively unspoiled example of the resource. Question 2C. Could you explain the difference between national importance and national significance? Answer. The definition of "national significance" as used by the National Park Service to evaluate new national park units is described above.
Page 191 - This includes fostering sound use of our land and water resources; protecting our fish, wildlife, and biological diversity; preserving the environmental and cultural values of our national parks and historical places; and providing for the enjoyment of life through outdoor recreation. The Department assesses our energy and mineral resources and works to...
Page 191 - This includes fostering wise use of our land and water resources, protecting our fish and wildlife, preserving the environmental and cultural values of our national parks and historical places, and providing for the enjoyment of life through outdoor recreation. The department assesses our energy and mineral resources and works to ensure that their development is in the best interests of all our people. The department also...
Page 128 - Secretary means the Secretary of the Interior acting through the Director of the National Park Service except where otherwise specified.
Page 5 - Congress has directed the Secretary of the Interior, through the National Park Service, to...
Page 9 - Clupur23 the national park system, unless such an area is comparably protected and presented for public enjoyment by another land-managing entity.
Page 9 - Adequacy of representation will be determined on a case-by-case basis by comparing the proposed addition to other units in the national park system, considering differences or similarities in the character, quality, quantity, or combination of resources and opportunities for public enjoyment To be feasible as a new unit of the national park system an area must be of sufficient size and appropriate configuration, considering natural systems and/or historic settings, to ensure long-term protection...
Page 22 - Yet from the time I was fourteen years old, I used to think a great deal about freedom. It was my heart's desire; I could not keep it out of my mind. Many a sleepless night I have spent in tears, because I was a slave. I looked back on all I had suffered — and when I looked ahead, all was dark and hopeless bondage. My heart ached to feel within me the life of liberty.