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Current Event December 4, 2013

The Power of Slave Narratives


Slavery is a horror of history. The capture and transportation of human beings from Africa to North America through the Middle Passage is an experience that is hard to imagine. First-person slave narratives were the first honest account of the experience and were used by the abolitionist movements in Britain and the United States to show the reality of slavery. Listen to learn more about the first-person account of freed slave Olaudah Equiano, shared in his autobiography in 1789.

US History I Race Memoir

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National Public Radio © 2009 National Public Radio, Inc. Used with the permission of NPR. All rights reserved.

AIR DATE: 02/03/2009


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