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23 Cards in this Set

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a slave quiltmaker who used animals and figures from Africa and America to illustrate Bible stories along with scenes from her life with hidden messages of hope and freedom for her fellow slaves.
Harriet Powers (19)
prejudice based on race.
racism (19)
an African American scholar and reformer responding to racism said: "Before the Pilgrims landed we were here. Here we brought you our three gifts and mingled them with yours; a gift of story and song, soft, stirring melody in an . . . unmelodious land; the gift of sweat and brawn [physical strength] to beat back the wilderness . . . and lay the foundations of this vast economic empire . . the third, a gift of the spirit."
W. E. B. Du Bois (19)
unequal treatment based on a person's race, gender, religion, place and birth, or other arbitrary characteristics.
discrimination (19)
the social separation of groups of people, especially by race.
segregation (19)
the association created in 1853 by free blacks to protest the discrimination that African Americans suffered.
NCCP (19)
a veteran who fought at Lexington during the Revolutionary War, he was the first African American minister of a white congregation.
Lemuel Haynes (19)
the South's most valuable export, bringing new wealth to the South, most Southerners knew that their economy depended upon slave labor to grow and harvest this crop.
cotton (19)
a historian who has studied the economics of slavery who wrote that, "if we treat the North and South as separate nations, the South would stand as the fourth most prosperous nation of the world in 1866 . . more prosperous than France, Germany, Denmark, or any of the countries in Europe except England."
Robert Fogel (19)
an African American former slave abolitionist leader who described the living conditions of slaves.
Frederick Douglass (19)
a slavebreaker whose method of equal parts violence, fear, and overwork turned independent, spirited African Americans into humble obedient slaves.
Edward Covey (19)
a former slave who wrote after escaping to freedom, "My master had power on his side. I had a determined will. There is power in each."
Harriet Jacobs (19)
the company that refused to insure property in the South because so many slaves set fire to their owners' homes and barns.
American Fire Insurance Co. (19)
a black preacher who in 1831 organized the bloodiest slave uprising in the South.
Nat Turner (19)
the constellation that runaway slaves followed at night to freedom in the North.
North Star (19)
on the subject of silence around whites, he recalled that "mothers were necessarily compelled to be severe on their children to keep them from talking too much."
Elijah Marrs (19)
on the subject of obedience, his mother "taught me not to rebel against the men who were treating me like some dumb brute, making me work and refusing to let me learn."
William Webb (19)
a public square in New Orleans where hundreds of slaves gathered on Sunday afternoons in a public space to dance, sing, and talk."
"Congo Square" (19)
remarking on how white ministers preached total obedience to their earthly masters, he recalled, "we ain't kerr'd a bit, 'bout dat stuff he was telling us 'cause we wanted to sing, pray, and serve God in our own way."
Cornelius Garner (19)
the story of this Biblical figure leading his people out of slavery in Egypt often told by black preachers to express their desire for freedom and faith in a better world to come.
Moses (19)
the feeling of being weighed down or held back by severe and unfair force.
oppression (19)
the sly hero of many slave tales where the small but clever brother always managed to outwit larger, but duller Brother Bear or Brother Fox.
Br'er Rabbit (19)
the African trickster animal in legends and forest in which Br'er Rabbit was based on.
Shulo the Hare (19)