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When visiting your school or library, I come dressed in slave attire, which makes the reading of my story and presentation come alive. The display table will include hands-on props such as quilts, cotton, tobacco (enclosed), rice, slave chains, drums and much more. From these props students will learn why slavery lasted for over 200 years.

 

Slaves sang spiritual songs that had double meaning. I enjoy singing songs from the slave era, interpreting the song’s lyric. I have my audience role-play what life was like for my Great-Great Grandmother who was a slave on a Southern plantation. The students enjoy the interaction and willingly participate.

      

 

For grade levels K— 12, my session includes the following:

·  How I became an Historian

· The Underground Rail Road

· Secret messages – Drums, quilts, words, and songs with student Interaction

· Story– Run Faredy Run

· Q & A - Quilt Show

· Quilt Workshop (optional )

 
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RFR Presentation

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Shackles


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Plantation Life

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Run Faredy Run Display

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RFR Display & Quilts

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Faredy Heading to Freedom


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Student Participation

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Faredy's Quilt