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Challenges & Opportunities of Teaching Abolitionists

Available to teachers only as part of the Teaching Abolitionism Teacher Pass


Teaching Abolitionism Teacher Pass includes:

  • Assignments & Activities
  • Reading Quizzes
  • Current Events & Pop Culture articles
  • Discussion & Essay Questions
  • Challenges & Opportunities
  • Related Readings in Literature & History

Sample of Challenges & Opportunities

From the early colonial period, there were abolitionists in America. But the abolitionist movement did not become a force in American politics until the second quarter of the nineteenth century. Therefore this unit might give you the opportunity to explore with your students the process by which an idea or belief gains momentum. 

Were the new voices of abolition—William Lloyd Garrison, Theodore Weld, David Walker, Angelina Grimké—more persuasive than earlier opponents of slavery?