In one of the largest forced migrations in history, millions of Africans crossed the Atlantic from the 16th to the 19th centuries through the horrific “Middle Passage.”
The Slave Haven Underground Railroad Museum was opened by Elaine Turner – now the museum’s director – at the Burkle Estate. Built in 1856, the home was used for years as a safe house for runaway enslaved people on their journey to freedom in Canada.
- Lorne, Blumer. 2005. “This Train Traces the Route of Black Migration North.” The Christian Science Monitor.
- Bushee, James. 1997. “The Persistence of Folklore.” The Memphis Flyer.
- “WEB EXTRA: Slave Haven Underground Railroad Museum in Memphis documents 400 years of slavery in the United States,” Local 24 Memphis, YouTube video, 2:17, August 21, 2019.