African American history questions history homework help

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  1. Who is Anthony Johnson and why is he significant in the early history of the colony of Virginia?
  2. In 1756 a ten-year-old girl named Priscilla went on the Middle Passage to America to be a slave. Why is it remarkable that we know about Priscilla and her family to the present day?
  3. In viewing this documentary, how does Henry Louis Gates emphasize the strengths of the Africans who came to America as slaves? Name at least 3 factors or events that showed their achievements.
  4. What effects did the establishment of Haiti as a black nation have upon slaveholders and slaves in the US?
  5. Finally, what did you learn about Africans’ arrival and treatment in North America that you did not know before? Does anything surprise you about the content and images in this documentary?

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