The Pearl Affair: Largest Mass Escape Attempt of the Underground Railroad - NBC4 Washington

    The Pearl Affair: Largest Mass Escape Attempt of the Underground Railroad

    Historian C.R. Gibbs tells the story of the Pearl Affair, the attempt of more than 70 slaves to escape to freedom via the Potomac River. (Published Friday, Feb 26, 2016) Historian C.R. Gibbs tells the story of the Pearl Affair, the attempt of more than 70 slaves to escape to freedom via the Potomac River. See More