KEY QUESTION
You are a 3rd generation African-American slave (your Grandparents were brought over from Africa, and
enslaved).  You have a SPOUSE (marriage partner), a six year-old daughter and an eleven year-old son,
and you are together on a Virginia tobacco plantation.  It is 1832.  
You hear rumors that your master is going to sell your eleven year-old son to a cotton plantation in
Alabama.
Knowing that if your family tries to escape, and is caught, the penalty could be death for all of you.  If
you stay, you may never see your son again.  What would you do?
VOCABULARY WORDS TO KNOW
West-Central Africa, The Middle Passage, Caribbean, Virginia, Slave States, Great Britain, Abolitionist, Cotton Jin
(Gin),
Amistad, Revolted, Mendi Mission, Richmond, Charleston, Southhampton County, Slave Codes, The Liberator,
Pro-Slavery, Anti-Slavery, Benign, "Our Peculiar Institution", Flee, Underground Railroad, Free-State, Fugitive
Slave Law, Civil War, Massachusetts 54th Regiment,
Emancipation Proclamation, Draft Riots, Reconstruction, 13th
Amendment, Sharecroppers, Civil Rights, Carpetbaggers, Jim Crow Laws, Black Codes, Agriculture, Literacy Tests,
Poll Taxes, Grandfather Clauses, Ku Klux Klan, Racial Discrimination, Repatriation Movement, Free-Africa Union
Society, Advocate.
PEOPLE TO KNOW
Eli Whitney, Cinque, John Quincy Adams, Gabriel Prosser, Denmark Vesey, Nat Turner, William Lloyd Garrison,
Harriet Tubman, Fredrick Douglass, Dred Scott, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Col. Robert Shaw, Abraham Lincoln, Hiram
Revels, Blanche Kelso Bruce, Josiah Thomas Walls, J.F. Long, James T. Rapier, Robert DeLarge, Joseph Rainey, Peter
Salem, Prince Whipple, Olaudah Equiano, Phyllis Wheatley, Crispus Attucks, Prince Hall, George Middleton, Venture
Smith, Paul Cuffe, Newport Gardner, York, George Bonga, James Beckwourth, Jupiter Hammon, George Moses Horton,
Frances Harper, Rev. Daniel A. Payne, Harriet Wilson, Jan Earnst Matzeliger, Sojourner Truth, Benjamin Banneker,
Thomas Jefferson.
DATES TO KNOW
1619, 1629, 1780, 1783, 1783, 1793, 1819, 1839, 1841, 1850, 1847, 1850, 1861, 1863, 1865, 1877
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