Block5 Jamal's Story


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Block5 Jamal's Story

  1. 1. Jamal’s Story A fictional account of a slave’s struggle in Colonial America
  2. 2. Life in Africa <ul><li>Jamal was born in 1727 on the southern coast of Africa. He was raised by his mother and had two younger sisters. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Friends or Foes? <ul><li>When Jamal was 10, another African tribe, the Hottentot, attacked and kidnapped many people from Jamal’s tribe, the Griqua. His old friend from the Hottentot tribe was the one who captured him and his family. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Boat Ride! <ul><li>The white settlers took Jamal and his family on a very long boat ride. The conditions on the boat were very poor, and many people starved or died of disease. Jamal was always hungry on the boat. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Market <ul><li>Jamal was separated from his family and was taken to a market. He thought that they would buy some food or clothes, but the White man was actually planning to sell him ! </li></ul>
  6. 6. New Family <ul><li>When Jamal was purchased and taken home to his new family, he was frightened and confused. He could not understand their language, and they were constantly yelling at him to work in their field. </li></ul>
  7. 7. New Friends <ul><li>Jamal made some new friends in the field and found out that they were also from Africa. They were much older than him, and they were unhappy with their new families, too. </li></ul>
  8. 8. The Plan <ul><li>Jamal’s new friends from the field were so unhappy with their new families that they wanted to kill their “master”! They decided to plot a scheme to kill the man that always made them work in the fields. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Trouble! <ul><li>The Africans’ plans to kill the master of the field did not work out as they planned. The master did not die, and Jamal and his friends got scared. They decided to run away. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Lost <ul><li>Jamal and his friends got separated in the woods. He wandered around, day and night, for many days. One day, Jamal found his way into town, and saw his friends’ pictures on a sign in a store window. The top of the sign said “REWARD.” Jamal did not know what this meant. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Home Coming <ul><li>Jamal found his way back to the field at his new home. He quietly walked over to the barn and peeked in. Jamal saw a horrible thing. All of his new friends from the field were screaming! The master of the field was killing all of them! </li></ul>
  12. 12. Resolution <ul><li>Jamal did not know what to do after witnessing what happened at the barn, so he ran away again. He did not stop running until he was to tired to go another step. He laid down to rest. Jamal was all alone. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Bibliography <ul><li>Unknown. &quot;Runaway Slaves: Anthony Burns and Thomas Sims.&quot; ABC CLIO American History . 2009. Web. 26 Aug. 2009. <>. </li></ul><ul><li>Kalahari . Web. 31 Aug. 2009. <>. </li></ul><ul><li>Discovery Education . IRC, 2005. Web. 31 Aug. 2009. <>. </li></ul><ul><li>ABC Clio American Government . Web. 31 Aug. 2009. <>. </li></ul><ul><li>The American Pageant. 13th ed. Boston: David M. Kennedy, 2006. Print. </li></ul>