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The Making of African American Identity: Volume II, 1865-1917
Topic: FreedomTopic: IdentityTopic: InstitutionsTopic: PoliticsTopic: Forward
Topic: Freedom
Toolbox Overview: The Making of African American Identity: Volume II, 1865-1917
Resource Menu: Freedom
Text 1. The Moment of Freedom
•  Reading Guide
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Text 2. Booker T. Washington
Text 3. W.E.B. Du Bois
Text 4. Charles W. Chesnutt
Text 5. Citizens
Text 6. Reconstruction
Text 7. Migration
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1.  The Moment of Freedom
- George Moses Horton, "Song of Liberty," poem, 1865
- Slave Narratives from the WPA Federal Writers' Project, 1936-1938, selections
- Winslow Homer, Untitled [At the Cabin Door], oil on canvas, 1865 and 1866  Discussing Art
- Edmonia Lewis, Forever Free, marble sculpture, 1867  Discussing Art
    The Moment of Freedom   
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"Song of Liberty": PDF file*
nationalhumanitiescenter.org/pds/maai2/freedom/text1/horton.pdf

Slave Narratives: PDF file*
nationalhumanitiescenter.org/pds/maai2/freedom/text1/wpanarratives.pdf

Homer: PDF file*
nationalhumanitiescenter.org/pds/maai2/freedom/text1/homercabindoor.pdf

Lewis: PDF file*
nationalhumanitiescenter.org/pds/maai2/freedom/text1/lewisffree.pdf


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The Meaning of Freedom: Black and White Responses to the End of Slavery, from Digital History

Born in Slavery: Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936-1938, from the Library of Congress

The Civil War Amendments (13, 14, 15), summary from the Philadelphia Inquirer

The Civil War Amendments, text from Northern Virginia Community College

"A Jubilee of Freedom": Freed Slaves March in Charleston, SC, March, 1865, from History Matters

The Poetical Works of George M. Horton: The Colored Bard of North Carolina, 1845, from Documenting the American South

Winslow Homer, Untitled [At the Cabin Door/Near Andersonville], from the Newark Museum

Winslow Homer Online, from Artcyclopedia

Edmonia Lewis Online, from Artcyclopedia

Edmonia Lewis, from PBS

Edmonia Lewis: "Testament to Bravery," 1996 segment, Online NewsHour (PBS)

African American History and Literature, 1865-1917: Online Resources



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