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Under the freedom tree.

VanHecke, Susan. (Added Author). Ladd, London. (Added Author). Jackson, JD. (Added Author).
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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 9 min.)) : sound, color
  • Publisher: [United States] : Dreamscape Media, LLC : 2014.

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Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Participant or Performer Note:
Read by JD Jackson.
Summary, etc.:
One night in 1861, three escaped slaves made their way from the Confederate line to a Union-held fort. The runaways were declared "contraband of war" and granted protection. As word spread, thousands of runaway slaves poured into the fort, seeking their freedom. These "contrabands" made a home for themselves, building the first African American community in the country. In 1863, they bore witness to one of the first readings of the Emancipation Proclamation in the South - beneath the sheltering branches of the tree now known as Emancipation Oak.
Target Audience Note:
Not rated.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Fugitive slaves > United States > Juvenile films.
Slaves > Emancipation > United States > Juvenile films.
African Americans > Civil rights > History > 19th century > Juvenile films.

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