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History… What Were Fugitive Slave Laws? Sanctuary Cities?

America’s history of dealing in human cargo dates to its early years as an emerging colonial empire. Our first president, George Washington owned slaves but today it’s hard for us to understand how anyone could force another person into slavery. 213 more words

African American History

Underground: Season 2, Ep. 2, "Things Unsaid" Recap *SPOILERS*

We start off with the guy from last week who was teaching himself to read. He was sounding out the word “soldier.” We see him come in and write something on a piece of paper for his wife. 760 more words


Patricia Polacco part 4

I’m slowly working towards my goal of reading all of the Patricia Polacco books in the school library. I read 4 more today and loved them. 282 more words

Children's Books

Guest Review: Never Caught: Ona Judge, the Washingtons, and the Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave

Guest reviewer Shana L. Haines is an Assistant Professor of English at Tidewater Community College in Portsmouth, Virginia. She is currently a Ph.D student in American Studies at William and Mary focusing on Race, Law, and Literature. 884 more words


Free State of Jones

By LtCol Mike Christy

“Free State of Jones,” released into theaters on June 24, 2016, tells the real-life story of defiant Southern farmer, Newton Knight and his extraordinary armed rebellion against the Confederacy. 2,312 more words