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Slavery During the Founding Era of America

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Enslaved Families of Monticello: The Hemings Family

Five generations of Hemingses lived at Monticello over Thomas Jefferson’s lifespan with over one-third of the enslaved people of Monticello belonging to this one family. An activity can be found below, where the reader can put together the Hemings family... Continue Reading →

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Black Soldiers: Coloring Activity

Attached is a coloring page signifying how on both the British and American side enslaved people fought. They both had the same goal of freedom in their mind and they sought out whatever opportunity came to them first. The American Revolution... Continue Reading →

The Slave Trade During the Revolutionary Era

  The slave trade played a crucial role in the Afro-European commerce that developed on the Gold Coast of Africa. In earlier African history, the demand for enslaved people came from merchants who were traveling the coast and required laborers... Continue Reading →

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