These brief video segments can be used alone or in combination, to introduce a topic or to spark discussion among your students. These videos are also used in the lesson plan “Free, but not Free: Life of Free Blacks before the Civil War” (Grades 9-11).
Excerpts from Finding Your Roots Episode 9.
Wanda Sykes’s Free Black Ancestors in the 1850s
Wanda Sykes’s Free Ancestors in the 1600s and 1700s
The Story of Peyton Polly
The Story of Peyton Polly’s Children
Fighting for Freedom