Questions for Students and Teachers of Black History
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Were slaves ever treated well and fairly?
Yes, but rarely. Phyllis Wheatley's slavery
once she arrived in America was more like adoption. She grew up with
the Wheatley's own children, learned with them and worshipped with them.
When she reached adulthood she was given her freedom. Her story is
certainly the exception, but should not be overlooked.
Describe the life of a slave woman.
For older students only
The griefs of slavery were particularly acute for the women.
Roots, the story of
Frederick Douglass, and Uncle Tom's Cabin all tell us about the degredation
of enslaved womanhood. The mistreatment of their wives and daughters was also
one of the strongest complaints of male slaves.
Why did blacks and whites develop seperate churches?
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