Teaching with Primary Sources

Slavery (From the Slave's Perspective)


Project Overview

"You wasn't no more than a dog to some of them in them days. You wasn't treated as good as they treat dogs now. But still I didn't like to talk about it. Because it makes, makes people feel bad you know. "

Students will hear the stories of former slaves like Fountain Hughes (quoted above) in their own words and voices, through audio-recorded interviews. Students will explore how they felt about slavery, slaveholders, their families, and their freedom.


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Governors State University - Teaching with Primary Sources Partner
Ayana McGhee
Gavin Elementary-R.E.A.C.H Dist 170
December 8, 2007