In conclusion, slavery was a constant presence in the founding era of America. This activity book captures a historical spirit of American History that Hamilton did not provide audiences with. What can be concluded from the Founding Era of America is a spirit of wanting to achieve more, to rise above their current standing, and this spirit was present within the enslaved people of America. They should never be excluded from the retelling of American history because their stories represented the seizing of the opportunity to break away from the chains that bound them to their position in life.

For the final coloring page of the narrative, an activity is designed to have readers contemplate the information throughout the whole project by drawing music notes around the closing line of Hamilton: “Who lives, who dies, who tells your story?” which hopefully inspires readers to continue to learn more about individual enslaved people. Their story, just like the Founding Fathers, deserves to be represented.

Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story