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Opposing Slavery: The Abolitionist Movement in America

12 minutes 51 seconds

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Part of the "America's Journey Through Slavery" series. Begins by exploring the development of slavery in America and the conditions under which enslaved people lived and worked. Then, through reenactments, focuses on key members of the abolitionist movement, including William Lloyd Garrison, the Grimke sisters, Frederick Douglass, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Harriet Tubman. Accessibility options on the DVD are: (1) expanded description, (2) English subtitles in a black box, (3) subtitled description.

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Runtime: 12 minutes 51 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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    Bonnie D. (Wells, ME)
    May 14th, 2020 at 09:21 AM

    I teach Grade 6. This video is an age-appropriate introduction to the hard history we must teach. It is difficult to find a video that is informative, visual, of a good length, and age-appropriate for children in Grade 6 on the topic of slavery. Thank you to DCMP.