A new primary source activity introduces students to the Crafts, who escaped slavery and were pursued under the Fugitive Slave Act in 1850.
Posted by Stephanie on January 7, 2014, under Document Spotlights, Teaching Activities & Lesson Plans.
Students can see part of Solomon Northup’s story, told in his 1853 autobiography and the new movie, Twelve Years a Slave, in documents found in the National Archives.
Posted by Stephanie on November 5, 2013, under Document Spotlights, Teaching Activities & Lesson Plans.
“Fighting for Freedom”: A Free Summer Institute from the National Archives at Boston and the National Park Service
The National Archives at Boston in Waltham, MA, and the Boston African American National Historic Site are teaming up to offer the 2013 Summer Institute for teachers “Fighting for Freedom at Home and on the Front: Boston’s Struggle for Freedom, 1806–1865.” The two-day institute takes place Monday, June 24, 2013 and Tuesday, June 25, 2013. […]
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