por Eric Arnesen
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Olaudah Equiano Recalls the Middle Passage
- Olaudah Equiano
Olaudah Equiano (1745-1797), known by people as Gustavus Vassa, was a freed slave turned prominent African man in London. Equiano became an abolitionist and began to record his life story after being freed. This text is an excerpt from Equiano’s autobiography, The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, in which Equiano tells the tale of his brutal voyage across the Atlantic to the Caribbean.Pair “Olaudah Equiano Recalls the Middle Passage” with “From Africa to America” to provide students with an excerpt from an autobiography written by a former slave. How does Equiano describe his experiences being taken from Africa and forced to work in another country? How does Equiano’s account help students better understand the cruelty that African slaves faced? Which details from the text “From Africa to America” support the experiences that Equiano shares in his autobiography?
Frederick Douglass: A Biography
- National Park Service
This biography of Frederick Douglass provides an overview of his life and work as an abolitionist.Pair “Frederick Douglass: A Biography” with “From Africa to America” to provide students with information about a former slave who fought to end slavery. Ask students to discuss how long slavery lasted, particularly in America. How does the biography describe Douglass’ experiences as a slave? How did he help end slavery?
Ain't I a Woman?
- Sojourner Truth
In Sojourner Truth’s speech “Ain’t I a Woman?” Truth discusses women’s rights at the Ohio Women’s Rights Convention in 1851.Pair “Ain’t I a Woman?” with “From Africa to America” to provide students with a speech from a former slave and activist, Sojourner Truth. Ask students to discuss how women and black people were treated unfairly in America. How did slavery contribute to the racial inequalities that existed, and continue to exist, in America? What challenges do you students think Truth faced as a black woman in America?
- Diana Childress
In the informational text, “Lasting Contributions,” Diana Childress discusses how enslaved Africans shaped culture in the Americas.Pair “From Africa to America” With “Lasting Contributions” to provide students with additional information about how Africans were brought to America. Ask students to discuss what factors led to an increased demand in the slave trade. What are some of the cruelties involved in the journey to the Americas? How would W.E.B. Du Bois respond to the idea that preserving African culture was a survival strategy for enslaved people in the Americas?
Francisco Menéndez: An Unsung Hero
- Jane Landers
In the informational text “Francisco Menéndez: An Unsung Hero,” Jane Landers discusses the life and accomplishments of the African American colonial hero Francisco Menéndez.Pair “From Africa to America” with “Francisco Menéndez: An Unsung Hero” to provide students with additional information about how Africans were brought to America as slaves. Based on the information in the text, what was Menéndez’s likely experience coming from West Africa to America? How was he likely treated as a slave in America? How does this information further students’ understanding of Menéndez’s strength?
Let Them Speak
- Richard J. Boles
In the informational text “Let Them Speak,” Richard J. Boles provides the accounts of slaves, traders, and observers of the Atlantic slave trade.Pair “From Africa to America” with “Let Them Speak” to provide students with additional information about the history of slavery. Ask students to discuss the long history of slavery that goes back even farther than the Atlantic slave trade. How was the Atlantic slave trade different than previous examples of buying and selling people?