Links to Resources : Beginning of Slavery in America Map Free vs. Slave States Map of Slave Populations Underground Railroad Slave Narratives Slavery Photographs Timeline of African American History. Henry’s Freedom Box.
Beginning of Slavery in America
Map Free vs. Slave States
Map of Slave Populations
Timeline of African American HistoryHenry’s Freedom Box
Objective: Students will examine and contrast the Northern States and the Southern States involvement in and issues with slavery before the Civil War.
Book Summary: The life of Henry “Box” Brown is told in this story. He was born a slave a lost everyone he loved during slave trades. He decided to mail himself in a box to the North so he could be free.
Setting: America in the Mid-1800’s. Starting in the South and traveling to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Author: Ellen Levine
Illustrator: Kadir Nelson
Henry’s Freedom Box
New York, Scholastic Press 2007
Rachel Webster-Winthrop University- October 2010
Photo from: http://loc.gov/pictures/item/98504563/
Photo from: http://loc.gov/pictures/item/2004665363/
Photos from: http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/D?rbaapcbib:2:./temp/~ammem_iInc::
Link from LOC: http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/r?ammem/lomax:@field(DOCID+st0012)