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Declaring Freedom...But For Whom?

Grades: 5-12
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This video segment adapted from Africans in America explores Thomas Jefferson's assertion in the Declaration of Independence that "all men are created equal ...

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Accessibility: Auditory, Visual

Permitted use: Stream Only

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You can learn more about slavery and the Declaration of Independence on the Africans In America Web site.

Adapted from Africans in America: Revolution, Third party materials courtesy of Library Company of Philadelphia, The Granger Collection, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Museum Purchase, and Mildred Anna Williams Collection, 1966.41.

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