Black History Month ~ Abolitionists

Black History Abolitionists

 Free Printable Black History Month CardsFor Black History Month, I am creating a series of cards for students to match famous people to their accomplishments.  You can collect all four sets:

Each week a new set of cards will be offered. The first set features the following abolitionists:

Henry “Box” Brown

Henry

This slave mailed himself from Richmond to the home of an abolitionist in the Philadelphia. Later he became free.

 Sojourner Truth

Sojourner Truth

 

This slave was freed in 1827. She began lecturing about the issue of slavery. She was a forceful speaker. Many people listened to her causes. President Abraham Lincoln chose her to be a counselor to the freedmen in Washington.

 

Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass

This slave was born a slave. He taught himself to read and write. He ran away from his master. Later he wrote a book that told of his life as a slave and gave lectures to groups of abolitionists.

 

William Lloyd Garrison

William Lloyd Garrison

In 1831 a Boston newspaper called The Liberator was published. The editor was an abolitionist. He used the newspaper to tell Congress and the world that slavery must be abolished. In 1833 he and others formed the National Antislavery Society.

 

Harriet Tubman

Harriet Tubman

This lady guided more than 300 slaves along the Underground Railroad. This was a chain of homes and farms where escaped slaves could go for help. The chain of safe houses ran to Canada where the slaves could be free.

 

Harriet Beecher Stowe

Harriet Beecher Stowe

This lady lived in Hartford, Connecticut. Her father was an abolitionist. She visited a plantation in Kentucky. There she learned about slavery. She wrote a book about the cruelty of slavery called Uncle Tom’s Cabin. This book was published in 1852. It became a best-seller in the North.

Three versions of these cards are offered: one with blanks for students to write their own sentences; one with the sentences provided but with blank spaces for students to write in key words; and one with the answers provided. The third copy of the organizer may be used as an answer key, for differentiated instruction, for students who were absent during instruction, or if you wish for the students to have the sentences already completed. Just click on the image below to download these cards.  Free Printable Black History Month Cards

If you need additional resources for abolitionists, you may wish to take a look at my Civil War Lap Book on Teachers Pay Teachers.

Civil War Lap Book

 

Gay Miller

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