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William and Ellen Craft self-emancipated from slavery in Macon, Georgia. Their journey was harrowing and amazing. Their journey North is not only an inspiring story that exposes the anti-human institution of slavery, but it's also a window into the strange, fragile construction of race. This episode will delve into the Crafts' story as an example of the lengths enslaved people were willing to go to secure their freedom and their futures.
Standards & Frameworks
These documents map the activites in this module to numerous national and state standards and frameworks.
These activities ask students to (1) generate their own questions and plan larger inquiries into the historical record regarding the stories presented in the video, and then (2) find, evaluate, and interpret historical documents to develop a research claim.