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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.

Media Details

Runtime: 12 minutes 51 seconds

Still image from: The Life of an Enslaved Person in America
America's Journey Through Slavery
Season 0 / Ep 1
12 minutes 44 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 10
Still image from: Opposing Slavery: The Abolitionist Movement in America
America's Journey Through Slavery
Season 0 / Ep 2
12 minutes 51 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 10
Still image from: Harriet Tubman and Her Escape to Freedom
America's Journey Through Slavery
Season 0 / Ep 3
12 minutes 30 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 10
Still image from: Escaping Slavery on the Underground Railroad
America's Journey Through Slavery
Season 0 / Ep 4
11 minutes 14 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 10
Still image from: Abraham Lincoln: The Great Emancipator
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.