Slaves working in a sugar plantation - Florida or Caribbean.
Families were often broken up at auctions, sold off in pieces to different slave states. Some slaves were sold “down the river” or to the south as another means of punishment & submission.
To Run or Not to Run? <ul><li>A Slave’s Dilemma </li></ul><ul><li>Presented by: </li></ul><ul><li>Audley Green </li></ul><ul><li>Richard Geldmacher </li></ul>
Essential Questions <ul><li>Why didn’t more slaves run away? </li></ul><ul><li>Why would a slave want to run away? </li></ul><ul><li>What were the risks and obstacles to running away? </li></ul><ul><li>How would a slave prepare to run away? </li></ul><ul><li>Who would be more likely to take up the challenge to run away? </li></ul><ul><li>What would make a slave choose not to run away? </li></ul>
What do think was going through the slaves minds as they approached the sea and the slave ship?
How is your life different from the children in the picture?
What can you learn about the treatment of slaves from these images?
What could the slave have done to bring about this kind of punishment?
How could you describe the conditions of the slave quarters from these images?
The Abolitionist Movement <ul><li>The movement to abolish slavery gained momentum from the 1830’s through the 1850’s. These people, many who were Quakers, took a strong moral stand against the institution of slavery. </li></ul>
Wendell Phillips speaking at an Abolitionist rally in Boston
Abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison and the newspaper he published
The Fugitive Slave Law… <ul><li>Allowed slave owners to go into northern states and catch slaves </li></ul><ul><li>Forced Federal Government & sheriffs in northern states to participate in slave capture, even if slavery was outlawed in that state </li></ul><ul><li>Said that ordinary citizens in the north could be forced to help catch slaves </li></ul><ul><li>Greatly angered the Abolitionists, and caused more whites to join the Abolitionist movement. </li></ul>