Resistance to slavery came in many forms, and its abolition trotted various paths. Resistance came in the form of holding on to African identity through music, food, and culture. Some resistance involved cunning, skillful, and underground measures. Other forms of resistance were quite daring and violent. At the same time, many formally enslaved abolitionists used their education to resist the institution of slavery. No matter which avenue these early Americans took, one can be assured that they risked everything to make certain that America’s future would be free of slavery.