Using Firsthand Accounts to Understand the Search for Family in the Era of Reconstruction

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Description
This lesson is designed to have students approach family separation in slavery from multiple first-hand perspectives including a published narrative, an ad placed in a newspaper searching for family, and an interview with a formerly enslaved person recalling their own separation through sale. Situated within Reconstruction, students will consider how Reconstruction involved more than political reunification, for newly freed people it meant the chance to search for family and ignited the hope for reunion.
Grade Level
Grades 6-8
State/Province
Texas
Course Name (Grades 9-12)
Texas History
Citation
"Using Firsthand Accounts to Understand the Search for Family in the Era of Reconstruction," , , Last Seen: Finding Family After Slavery, accessed May 25, 2024, https://informationwanted.org/items/show/4924