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Abraham Lincoln: The Great Emancipator

13 minutes 25 seconds

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Part of the "America's Journey Through Slavery" series. In 1861 the Civil War was a conflict that threatened to permanently divide the United States. Without President Abraham Lincoln's leadership, courage, and determination to maintain the Union, America may have ceased to exist. From his childhood in Kentucky, to his election as President, and his outspoken views against slavery, his life is chronicled through reenactments, maps, and archival photographs. Accessibility options on the DVD are: (1) expanded description, (2) English subtitles in a black box, (3) subtitled description.

Media Details

Runtime: 13 minutes 25 seconds

Black man in a white tunic stands on a platform to the right of 2 men in suits and top hats. Caption. To stand on a raised platform.
America's Journey Through Slavery
Season 0 / Ep 1
12 minutes 44 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 10
Black people in period costumes gather around a fire pit in the grass with log cabins in background. Caption. And they had no personal freedoms at all.
America's Journey Through Slavery
Season 0 / Ep 2
12 minutes 51 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 10
Black woman faces away from camera and looks over her right shoulder within a forested setting. Caption. The journey for Harriet was long and hard.
America's Journey Through Slavery
Season 0 / Ep 3
12 minutes 30 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 10
Black men wade along the edge of a river surrounded by trees. Caption. Garrett helped more than 2,000 enslaved people to freedom.
America's Journey Through Slavery
Season 0 / Ep 4
11 minutes 14 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 10
A senior man in a striped shirt and suspenders opens mouth in mid-speech and faces a young man in a suit jacket while standing in front of an open doorway. Caption. Lincoln was still interested in politics.
America's Journey Through Slavery
Season 0 / Ep 5
13 minutes 25 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 10

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    Anonymous (Great Falls, MT)
    February 22nd, 2016 at 10:58 AM

    Excellent resource for the classroom. I showed this to my middle school Social Studies class.