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Review Sheet for Test

TED Talk: Kevin Bales: "How to Combat Modern Slavery"

In this moving yet pragmatic talk, Kevin Bales explains the business of modern slavery, a multibillion-dollar economy that underpins some of the worst industries on earth. He shares stats and personal stories from his on-the-ground research -- and names the price of freeing every slave on earth right now.

Kevin Bales is the co-founder of Free the Slaves, whose mission is to end all forms of human slavery within the next 25 years. He's the author of "Ending Slavery: How We Free Today's Slaves." (This statement comes from this video's TED Talk site and should be viewed that way.)

Links to civil rights documents

Booker T. Washington's Atlanta Exposition Speech (1895)
Declaration of Principles of the Niagara Movement (W.E.B. DuBois) (1905)

Black Codes in the South

Worksheet that goes with the above presentation

After you have finished the worksheet above, use this image to answer the questions that follow on a separate sheet of paper:

1. Describe what you see in the image.
2. Why are the former slaves cowering in fear?
3. Over the eagle in the center of the image, it states "The Union as it was. This is a white man's government." Do you think that former slaves believed that to be true?

Download and print this worksheet when you have finished answering the questions about the political cartoon:

Reconstruction Presentations

Civil Rights Presentations

Example of the Lindy Hop

Boston Busing Timeline