Racial Tensions Today
How do we improve them?
Slavery and the Events Leading up to the Civil War
In high school, you will be studying more about the Civil Rights Movement in the 1950's and 1960's and the gains made for racial equality. However, the recent events throughout our country have reminded us that the legacy of slavery is still problematic in America.
Why Hasn't America Moved Past the Legacy of Slavery?
The Trading of Slaves
We will discuss how Africans became the source for slaves in America and how this lead to a civil war which ended in the legal ending of slavery.
Stolen into Slavery
We will read Solomon Northrup's biography about his life as a freeman and his ten years as a slave.
Racial Equality for the Future
Each of you will be asked to consider history and current events to create a plan to improve the legacy of slavery.