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        The Life of Venture Smith

        This video segment adapted from Africans in America tells the story of how Broteer, the seven-year-old boy from Africa, was sold into slavery and brought to America in the early 1700s. Renamed Venture Smith, he was given hard household tasks to perform by his master. As Venture grew older, he began to stand up for himself against the cruelty of his master's son.

        This media asset was adapted from Africans in America.

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        Funder: Early funding for Inspiring Middle School Literacy was provided by the Leon Lowenstein Foundation.
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