His Promised Land : The Autobiography of John P. Parker, Former Slave and Conductor on the Underground Railroad
Risking his own life on many occasions, John P. Parker, former slave and conductor on the Underground Railroad, helped fugitive slaves to cross the Ohio River from Kentucky and go north to freedom. In his autobiography, Parker tells his compelling story, "as a slave seeking escape and then as a free man aiding others, fighting (his) own personal war on slavery" (Jonathan Yardley, "Washington Post"). Optioned for film by TriStar for Jonathan Demme.
Conductor Of The Underground Railroad By Ann Petry
In the words of an African American conductor on the Underground Railroad, His Promised Land is the unusual and stirring account of how the war against slavery was fought--and sometimes won. John P. Parker (1827--1900) told this dramatic story to a newspaperman after the Civil War. He recounts his years of slavery, his harrowing runaway attempt, and how he finally bought his freedom. Eventually moving to Ripley, Ohio, a stronghold of the abolitionist movement, Parker became an integral part of the Underground Railroad, helping fugitive slaves cross the Ohio River from Kentucky and go north to freedom. Parker risked his
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