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This story has us all saying “Really!?”
Porsha Stewart of the Real Housewives of Atlanta had a little trouble understanding what the Underground Railroad really was.
The Real Housewives cast headed on a Freedom Trail tour in Savannah. During the tour, Stewart made it clear that she didn’t pay attention in her history classes, because she thought the Underground Railroad was an actual train, according to People.
The tour guide brought the girls to the First African Baptist Church and showed them the ventilation holes on the floor. The tour guide told them how "people crawled under to escape slavery," which really confused Stewart.
"There has to be an opening for the railroad at some point," she said, notes Fox News. “Somebody is driving the train. It’s not electric like what we have now.”
The other housewives either laughed or looked mortified at Stewart’s confession. One housewive, Phaedra Parks, tried to explain the phrase to Stewart.
“It wasn’t a train, baby. It wasn’t a train at all. That is just a euphemism,” Parks told Stewart. Kandi Burruss also tried to help Stewart understand the concept. “It’s not a real train! It’s not a real railroad.”