Slaves Earn Freedom

By Anne Pemberton

Slaves hoeing a field

This page creates an adventure story starring your student or child. He or she travels back to Virginia in 1832 to help some honest slaves earn their freedom.

Turn on your speakers to hear "Battle Cry of Freedom"

Directions to create story or book


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Music Credits

Background Music: "Battle Cry of Freedom", from "Martial Music of Camp Dupont", recorded on "Martial Music in the Age of Lewis and Clark" by Randolph Cabell. This Banjo tune was widely played during the time of this story. The Banjo was a popular instrument with slaves when they had time to relax. Synthesized by Randy Cabell, 2004. Music used by permission.

Illustration Credits

Illustrations used without permission, for educational use only. Some illustrations have been edited for this application.

    Graphics for this story are mostly pictures downloaded from and edited for size and focus for this application.

Other graphics used in this story were collected from MSN Clipart

Page created July 1, 2004. Anne Pemberton. Updated Thu, 28-Oct-2010 . AP.

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