• David Walker vs. John Day: Two Nineteenth-Century Free Black Men

    Created January 23, 2014
    David Walker vs. John Day: David Walker's "Appeal"

    In this lesson, students examine the contrasting view of two free black men in nineteenth century America abolitionist David Walker and black nationalist John Day. After reviewing background information and primary sources about the two polices, students will argue for or against the most beneficial policy for nineteenth-century African Americans.

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    "The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross"

    Explore the evolution of the African American people in this six-part documentary presented by Henry Louis Gates Jr. Discover the how they forged their own history, culture, and society against unimaginable odds.

    African American abolitionist David Walker born

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