What role did black Americans play in the abolitionist movement? How did the strategies of black and white abolitionists differ?

History Homework

What role did black Americans play in the abolitionist movement? How did the strategies of black and white abolitionists differ?

Q1)

[Williams] Read Benjamin Quarles’s, “Antebellum Free Blacks and the ‘Spirit of ‘76’ ” (253-63).  Why did a significant number of African Americans condemn the Fourth of July, Independence Day? Give an example oftheir condemnations.

Q2)

[Franklin] What role did black Americans play in the abolitionist movement? How did the strategies of black and white abolitionists differ? How were they the same? What role did women play on the abolition movement?

Q3)

[Williams] Read Henry Highland Garnet’s “An Address to the Slaves of the United States of America” (342-47). What specifically was Garnet referring to when he advised attendees at the national Colored Citizens Convention to “Let Your Motto Be Resistance?” In what ways did this slogan approximate the many avenues of resistance and rebellion taken by enslaved Africans in America from 1619-1860?