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Slavery and the Making of AmericaDrawing of a sermon at the First African Church in Richmond, Virginia
Time and Place Slave Memories Resources The Slave Experience

The Slave Experience: Religion
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Photo of a collage of historical documents
Laws and Proclamations
Acts of the Commonwealth of Virginia
Personal Records and Documentation
Record of the baptism of Anthony van Angola
Speeches and Sermons
"Lines from Reverend Jones' CATECHISM"
"Excerpt from THE HAND OF GOD WITH THE BLACK RACE"
Pamphlets and Petitions
Excerpt from AN APPEAL TO THE COLOURED CITIZENS OF THE WORLD
"Shall We Give Bibles to Three Millions of American Slaves?"
Excerpt from THE APPEAL OF THE RELIGIOUS SOCIETY OF FRIENDS
Newspaper Articles and Classifieds
Excerpt from "Religion and the Pure Principles of Morality"
Narratives and Memoirs
Excerpt from THE LIFE OF JOSIAH HENSON, FORMERLY A SLAVE
Excerpt from the BIOGRAPHY OF A SLAVE; BEING THE EXPERIENCES OF REV. CHARLES THOMPSON
Music and Lyrics
"Go Down, Moses (Let My People Go!)"
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