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Louis

Story Stats

Rating: 4
Grade Level: 5, Adult
Page count: 30

Author

Julius
Lester

Appeared in

Long Journey Home: Stories from Black History

Story Summary

When a 17 year old slave discovers that he is to be sold, he decides to follow the north star and try to cross the Ohio river to freedom. He makes it to Cincinnati where he is taken in by members of the Underground Railroad. All goes well until they pass the Fugitive Slave act of 1850 and his old master shows up in town.