International Underground Railroad Project

The International Underground Railroad Project seeks to identify and document stories of self-liberation across the Americas as told by freedom seekers and their descendants. Using World Heritage USA’s network of heritage professionals, researchers, historians, geographers, and interested parties across the world, and our partners at the National Park Service Network to Freedom Project, we are working to highlight these stories of the universal desire for freedom from slavery.


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Story Map

We are building a StoryMap of sites associated with self-liberation across the world. Do you know of a site we should feature?
Submit to our story map.


We have created a bibliography of accessible resources on the subject of international self-liberation. The full bibliography can be found here.

Do you have resources we should include? Submit to our bibliography