Slavery in America

What was it like to be a slave?

Daily life

- slaves were captured and then sold in America

- They usually would work but could not learn how to read write.

- they were treated badly and women were beat

- there was a fear of children being sold and separated by there family

The Underground Railroad

-The Underground Railroad was an escape way for slaves.

- Harriet Tubman was a former slave, she founded the Underground Railroad.

- The reward for her capture $40,000

- More than 300 slaves escaped by the Underground Railroad


- Music was an important part of freedom for slaves

- Music held secret messages, about escape or freedom

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