Underground America Day 2024 is on Tuesday, May 14, 2024: Underground Railroad!?

Tuesday, May 14, 2024 is Underground America Day 2024. Happy (belated) Underground America Day Wells' first underground

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Underground Railroad!?

The Underground Railroad.

Imagine you are a slave in the South in 1850. You work six long, hard days a week, toiling in the fields of your master; it seems very unlikely that you'll ever be freed. Then, you hear from an old friend of yours who has escaped that he is now living in the North and wants you to join him in freedom. Do you dare? If you are caught the punishment will be severe, but if not, you can live in freedom. Who can you turn to for help?

You are a slave.

Your body, your time, your very breath belong to a farmer in 1850s Maryland. Six long days a week you tend his fields and make him rich. You have never tasted freedom. You never expect to.

And yet . . . your soul lights up when you hear whispers of attempted escape. Freedom means a hard, dangerous trek. Do you try it?


"The Freedom Centre is a treasure for ALL Americans. It offers a rare and necessary opportunity to learn about this tragic but very real aspect of American history."

America's journey through slavery is presented in four parts. For each era, you'll find a historical Narrative, a Resource Bank of images, documents, stories, biographies, and commentaries, and a Teacher's Guide for using the content of the Web site and television series in U.S. history courses.

Highly Recommended

Good luck.

Kev, Liverpool, England

Best Places To Visit In America?

Best Places To Visit In America?

If you want to go to Canada and Mexico, I recommend going to the west coast of the US.

Start in Seattle. You can take the ferry to Vancouver or Victoria in Canada. It's a fun day trip and there are also whale watching cruises to view Killer Whale pods. Seattle is a great city and you'll find plenty to do there (Space Needle, Aquarium, Underground City Tour, Sci-Fi Museum, Seattle Art Museum, Public Market, Mt. Rainer).

From Seattle head to San Francisco and the Golden Gate.

If you have time, take a trip to Yosemite (tours leave from SF daily). It's is one of the most unique places on earth. It's one of those places you must see before you die.

If you want stunning vistas, Yosemite is the place. Glacier Point is breathtaking.

If you want to see big trees, there are groves of Giant Sequoias in Yosemite (they are the largest trees on earth, bigger then the redwoods)

Rent a car and drive down the California Coast along Highway 1, 17-mile Drive, and Big Sur to Los Angeles. It's one of the most scenic roads in the world. Along the way stop at Monterey Bay Aquarium and Hearst Castle.

In LA, visit the Getty Center, Universal Studios, Disneyland, Hollywood and all that So. Cal. has to offer.

Finally, take the train from LA to San Diego. Known as the Surf Line Route, the tracks run just yards from the Pacific Ocean and is one of the most scenic rail routes in the country.

San Diego is one of the nicest cities in the country. It's a major tourist destination and there are tons of things to do.

Mission and Pacific Beach are your best bet for fun in the sun. Belmont Park has a vintage wooden roller coaster (one of two remaining seaside coasters on the west coast) as well as other rides. There is a boardwalk that runs the entire 3 mile length of both beaches. It's a great place to rent a bike or skates.

Some must see attractions are the world famous Zoo, Sea World, and Balboa Park. Balboa Park is the largest urban cultural park in the country. You can get a park passport which allows you entry to a dozen museums as well as the zoo.

La Jolla offers great views, great surfing, great food, great theater, and great shopping.

Check out the surfers at historic Windansea Beach. At low tide you can walk out onto the tide pools. Walk along the Cove and check out the caves. Visit the Museum of Contemporary Art. Take a stroll on Prospect St and check out the shops, galleries, and have some authentic Mexican food at Alfonso's. Then head to the Birch Aquarium at The Scripps Institution of Oceanography. It has a spectacular view of the bluffs over the Pacific Ocean. The Tony award winning La Jolla Playhouse is located nearby on the campus of UCSD.

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From San Diego, you can take the short trolley ride to the Mexican Border. I will caution that a major drug war is going on in Mexico and I would not recommend visiting. Tourist are regually kindnapped there or caught in the crossfire. People go there and disappear. If you must go, the border area in Tijuana is reletively safe. if you want a flavor of Mexico (cheap trinkets and local cuisine), cross the border on foot, stay a few hours near the border crossing and then head back. Do not stay overnight. IMO it's not worth the risk.

Good underground songs?

Good underground songs?

Jedi Mind Tricks:

"Uncommon Valor: A Vietnam Story"

"Razorblade Salvation"


"Speech Cobras"

"I against I"

"Blood in Blood Out"

"Black Winter Day"

"Heavenly Devine"

"Animal Rap"

"Before the Great Collapse"


"The Gates"


"Mic Like a Memory"


"Never Know Why"

"America Loves Gangstas"

"The Park"

"Love Aint"

"Dying Nation"

"Doin Alright"

"Thugged Out Since Cub Scouts"

"Missing Children"

"What'll You Do?"

"Beautiful Girl"


"Family Ties"


"Don't Leave"

"Old School"


"The Light"

"Brain Cell"




"The Woman with the Tattooed Hands"

"Always Coming Back Home to You"

"Trying to Find a Balance"

"Running With Scissors"

"Nothing But Sunshine"

"Modern Man's Hustle"

"Between the Lines"

"Smart Went Crazy"

"Wild Wild Horses"

"Pour Me Another"

"Shoulda Known"

"F*ck You Lucy"

"Saves the Day"




"The Arrival"

"Little Man"




R.A. the Rugged Man:

"Black and White"

"Stanley Kubrik"


"Give it up"



Jay Electronica:

"So What You Sayin'"

"Renaissance Man"

"Get Em"

"Swagger Jackson's Revenge"

"Exhibit C"

"Exhibit A"

"Dear Moleskine"

"Voodoo Man"

"Uzi Weighs a Ton"

"B*tches and Drugs"

Aesop Rock:


"None Shall Pass"


"Fast Cars"




"I'll Be Okay"

"Night Light"

"Commencement at the Obedience Academy"

Army of the Pharaohs:


"Strike Back"

"Murda Murda"

"Battle Cry"

"Dump the Clip"


"Still Talking to You"

"Another Reflection"

"Reflection Eternal"

"Luv (Sic) Part 2"

"Luv (Sic) Part 3"

"Aruarian Dance"

"Highs 2 Lows"

"Lady Brown"


''Battle Cry''




"Can’t Leave Rap Alone"

"Cheap Sunglasses"


"I’m a Demigod"

"It Takes a Seven Nation Army to Hold us Back"

"Money Orientated"

"One of Those Days"

"Philisophical Gangstas"


"What Goes Up"

"Here Comes the Gangstas"

Black Milk:

"The Matrix"

"Long Story Short"

"Losing Out"

Brother Ali:

"Win Some, Lose Some"

"Uncle Sam Goddamn"

"Take Me Home"

"Forest Whitiker"

"Picket Fence"

"Star Quality"

"Rain Water"

"Fresh Air"

"Truth Is"


"Pretty Apollo"

"Electric Blue"

"First Person"


"400 Years"









Killah Priest:

"Ghetto Government - Sunz of Man"

"Horsemen Talk"

"Hood Nurseries"

"Profits of Man"

"Gun 4 Gun"



Deltron 3030:

"Positive Contact"




Talib Kweli:

"This Means You"

"Memories Live"

"Long Life"

"Good to You"

"Good Mourning"

"The Blast"

"Sharp Shooters"

"Ghetto Show"

"2000 Seasons"

"We Know"

"Too Late"

"Get By"

Masta Ace:

"Sittin’ on Chrome"

"Good Ol’ Love"

"Soda and Soap"

"Make It Better"

"Take a Walk"

"Born to Roll"

"No Regrets"




Zion I:

"Caged Bird Part 1"

"Konkrete Jungle"

"Silly Puddy"





Immortal Technique:

"The Cause of Death"

"Dance with the Devil"

"Leaving the Past"

"Caught in a Hustle"

"4th Branch"

"No Mercy"

"Tell the Truth"

"You Never Know"

"Point of No Return"

"Peruvian Cocaine"

"Reverse Pimpology"

"The 3rd World"

"Harlem Streets"



"Internally Bleeding"

"Angel of Death"

"War is my Destiny"

Little Brother:



"Lovin’ It"

"All for You"

"The Yo-Yo"

"Beautiful Morning"

"Good Clothes"

"Let it Go"

"The Honorable"

"Can’t Let Her"

"Slow it Down"


"Black Snow"

"Hold On"

"Incite a Riot"



"The Hatred"

"Avalanche Warning"

Blu & Exile:

"Show Me the Good Life"

"Dancing in the Rain"

"Grandma's Kitchen"

"Blu Collar Worker"

"The Narrow Path"

"No Greater Love"

"Just another Day"

"Simply Amazin'"

"Hold On John"

"The World Is"


Blue Scholars:

"No Rest for the Weary"

"North by Northwest"

"Motion Movement"

"Southside Revival"

"Burnt Offering"

"Still Got Love"


"The Inkwell"

"Back Home"




Binary Star:

"I Know Why the Caged Bird Sing"

"Honest Expression"

"One Man Army"


"New Hip-Hop"

"Reality Check"

"Solar Powered"

"Glen Close"

"The K.G.B."

"Slang Blade"


"Indy 500"

Dilated Peoples:

"The Last Line of Defense"

"Another Sound Mission"

"Worst Comes to Worst"

"Closed Session"

"The Platform"

"Big Business"

"Back Again"



"Whos Who"


"Say Goodnight"

"Pray For Me (Suicide Note)"

"5 Mics (All in One)"





"Walk Like a Man"

"The Pain"

"What Do You Know"

"Happy Pillz"

"1st Love"

"A Part of Me"

"Bad Man"

"Freak these Tales"



"Mo Money Mo Murder Mo Homocide"

"Bodies Gotta Get Caught"

"Rather Unique"

"The Come Up"

"Gimme Yours"

"The Format"

"Let's Toast"

"Doe or Die"

"Sugar Hill"


"The Truth"


"The Upgrade"



"All In Together Now"

"The Lyricist"


"First Things First"



"Pass the Mic"

"Here I Go Again"

"Round & Round"


"In the Beginning"

"Take a Minute"

"People like Me"


"Wavin Flag"

The Cool Kids:


"Action Figures"

"Bassment Party"


"Black Mags"

"Box of Rocks"

"Chicago Zoo"

"Delivery Man"

"Fresher than You"

"Gold & a Pager"

"I'm Mikey"


"One Two"



"What Up Man?"

The Pharcyde:

"Passin' Me By"


"Otha Fish"

"I’m the Type of N*gga"

"Pack the Pipe"

"She Said"


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