Harriet Tubman’s “Tilly Escape”

October 1856 • Seaford, Delaware

A Daring Adventure over Water and Land!


The Tilly Escape


Seaford Historical Society Curator Jim Blackwell takes you through the trials and triumphs of Harriet Tubman’s best-documented escape to freedom. 


Schools, Churches, and Civic Organizations may request special viewings of the film with historian Jim Blackwell providing additional commentary and Q&A. If interested, complete the form at right, or call (302)628-9828.


This video is proudly sponsored by:


The Underground Railroad Coalition of Delaware

The National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom

Sussex County Council

King Creative

This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH), funded by the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of ASALH or the Department of the Interior.

Gov. Ross Mansion


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