A Picture Of Freedom
Patricia C. Mckissack
Clotee, Mas'. Henley, Miz Lilly , William, Spicy, Hince, and Aunt Tee and Mr. Harms.
(Clotee never left Belmont)
(only for setting):
"The ugliest dress in Virginia is bein' made right here in Belmont "
Clotee picks up a book and reads part of the first word out loud so Mr. Harms could hear it.
I was so taken by the story, I forgot where I was. Suddenly, my mouth got ahead of my thoughts and I blurted out the first part of the word. "Cir -"I caught myself, but not soon enough.
Clotee agrees to escape with Mr. Harms. (Mr. Harms is a abolitionist.)
"Sir, I want to come with you to freedom. I'll work hard and help the abolitionist
in any way I can. Please say I can." " Clotee, you don't have to beg. Of course you can come. Be here on the next dark moon."
Falling action: Clotee convinces Mr. Harms to let her stay and be a conductor on the Underground Railroad.
TE:"I'm not going with you, now. I want to stay here and be a conductor at Belmont."
Clotee helped over 150 slaves get to freedom.
"From Miss Avery's research, we know that Clotee served as a conductor on the Underground Railroad, helping over one hundred fifty slaves get to freedom.
Clotee is a girl that can read and write. The problem is she is a slave and has 2 very mean
masters, Mas' Henley and Miz' Lilly. Slavery is tough, fanning all day can get super boring, and when shes not fanning , shes doing hot water treatments on her master's
son's legs. How gross is that? It's hard to be a slave!
"Clotee Henley's legacy lives on in the epitaph engraved on her gravestone:
FREEDOM IS MORE THAN A WORD".
thinks she can't do it. She tries harder.
(masters of Clotee) Miz Lilly is trying to bust Clotee's secret about reading/writting.
The weather affect on Clotee
Slaves at work
These slaves are cutting wood. Usually they cut would all day - 16 hours.
This is what a church looks like in the 1850's. Looks like a
mansion, doesn't it?
Believe it or not this is a school in the 1850's.
Made of brick.
Four Facts About 1850
1.The University of Utah opens in Salt Lake City, Utah.
2.California Exchange Opens.
3.British blockade Piraeus Greece to enforce mercantile claims
4.Investigator, 1st ship to effect Northwest Passage, leaves England.