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Slavery and the Making of AmericaPhoto of African-American children reading
Time and Place Slave Memories Resources The Slave Experience

The Slave Experience: Education, Arts, & Culture
Intro Historical Overview Character Spotlight Music in Slave Life Personal Narratives Original Docs
Original Documents Education, Arts, & Culture

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Laws and Proclamations
Acts against the education of slaves
Meeting Minutes

Excerpt from the Pittsburgh African Education Society minutes
Pamphlets and Petitions

Excerpt from AN APPEAL TO THE COLOURED CITIZENS OF THE WORLD
Excerpt from NOTES ON THE STATE OF VIRGINIA
EDUCATION AMONG THE FREEDMEN
EQUALITY BEFORE THE LAW
Correspondence
Letter from Thomas Jefferson to Benjamin Banneker
Narratives and Memoirs

Excerpt from the NARRATIVE OF THE LIFE OF FREDERICK DOUGLASS, AN AMERICAN SLAVE. WRITTEN BY HIMSELF.
Poetry and Literature

"A Hymn to the Morning" from POEMS ON VARIOUS SUBJECTS, RELIGIOUS AND MORAL
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