After you watch the video, explore the first two chapters of the interactive timeline. Based on the video and the interactive timeline, what did you learn about the second middle passage? Were free blacks truly free?
Excluded from mainstream society, what were some of the ways African Americans created community?
As a homework assignment, have students research and write about the role of songs and music during the era of slavery and how it adds to their understanding of the African American historical narrative.
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