Whispers of Angels tells the story of the critical Eastern Line of the Underground Railroad and its role in the 19th century anti-slavery movement in America. Dramatic narrative scenes, underscored with specially recorded period music, and interviews with top scholars explore themes of courage and racial cooperation in the years leading up to the Civil War.
This poignant film from the award-winning TELEDUCTION team focuses on the collaboration between white Quaker Abolitionist Thomas Garrett and William Still, a free, black anti-slavery activist. Their effort to help "conduct" thousands of fugitives to freedom, with the help of the legendary Harriet Tubman, is at the center of this story about the "corridor of courage" that stretched from Maryland's Eastern Shore through Delaware to the streets of Philadelphia and ever north.
Renowned actors Edward Asner and Blair Underwood (L.A.Law, Full Frontal), along with a superb supporting cast, portray scenes from the lives of Garrett, Still, and the people to whom they dedicated their lives. Scenes filmed on location in the historical settings where these freedom fighters undertook their noble and dangerous work lend an authentic air to the production.