Welcome! 3/11/10. Do Now: What do you think free blacks want after the war? What do you think former slave masters want after the war? What do you think the North wants after the war?. Topics/Goals: Understand what everyone wanted after the war Why Reconstruction was hard
A former slave interviewed in the 1930s recalled:
“One day a few negroes was sticking sticks in the ground when massa come up. "What you niggers doing?" he asked. "We is staking off the land, Massa. The Yankees say half of it is ourn. The massa never got mad. He just look calmlike. "Listen, niggers," he said, "What's mine is mine and what's yours is yours. You're just as free as I and the missus, but don't go fooling around my land. I have tried to be a good master to you. I have never been unfair. Now if you wants to stay, you are welcome to work for me. I'll pay you one-third the crops you raise. But if you wants to go, you sees the gate”.
What’s happening in the picture?
March 23, 1867In this view of Southern justice:
A Northerner and a black man are accused of murder and then lynched, while in the background, a Southern gentleman accused of murder is told not to do it again and let go.
4 Defendants will be put on trial – YOU are going to represent a group!
Who’s to blame? Who should be responsible for paying reparations?
FIRST GROUP TO FINISH CHOOSES WHO THEY ARE FIRST!
Your honor, History must be judged!
GUILTY OR INNOCENT SOMEONE ELSE HAS GOT TO TAKE THE BLAME!
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WE STILL TALK ABOUT REPARATIONS TODAY!