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The First Slaves

Teaching Activity. By Gayle Olson-Raymer. Questions and teaching ideas for Chapter 2 of Voices of a People's History of the United States on early American slavery, resistance, and rebellion.
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The Journey of Little Charlie

Books – Fiction. By Christopher Paul Curtis. 2018. 256 pages. A novel for young adults that that shows how slavery was state-sanctioned terrorism and the impact of the Fugitive Slave Law.
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Freedom in Congo Square

Book – Non-fiction. By Carole Boston Weatherford. Illustrated by R. Gregory Christie. 2016. Introduces children to the brutality of slavery and the role of culture in resistance.
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Nettie’s Trip South

Book - Fiction. By Ann Turner and Ronald Himler. 1995. Based on the diary of the author's great-grandmother, this is a poignant and compelling look at slavery through the eyes of a young girl.
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The Mis-Education of the Negro

Book — Non-fiction. By Carter G. Woodson. 1933. Originally released in 1933, The Mis-Education of the Negro continues to resonate today, raising questions about the legacy of slavery and enduring white supremacy.
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Underground Man

Book – Fiction. By Milton Meltzer. 2006. An historically accurate novel on abolitionists and the Underground Railroad for middle school readers.
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Roudanez: History and Legacy

Digital Collection. The work of Dr. Louis Charles Roudanez, founder of the first Black daily newspaper in the U.S., the New Orleans Tribune, with articles, excerpts, videos, and a timeline.
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