New York State Archives, NYSA_A3045-78_3653
Heading of "The Liberator", an abolitionist newspaper, November 4, 1859.
What do you notice about this picture?
The two sides of the picture show opposites. What is an opposite?
How are the two communities shown in this picture different?
Which community would be considered the Northern states?
The right side of the picture depicts African Americans living without the bonds of slavery. What hardships did African Americans face other than slavery?
Was society ready for equality between races?
In recent history, who led the continued fight for civil equality?
What issues do minorities face today?
The articles in this newspaper are about the raid on Harpers Ferry. What was it? Who started it? What was the significance of it?
English Language Arts: Based on this picture, write a definition of the words liberator and oppressed.
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