Free African Americans in the Colonial Era

Free African Americans in the Colonial Era

When CRISPUS ATTUCKS earned his unfortunate claim to fame as a victim in the Boston Massacre, he was not a slave. He was one of the relatively few African Americans to achieve freedom in colonial America. Although freedom is clearly desirable in comparison to a life in chains, free African Americans were unfortunately rarely treated with the same respect of their white counterparts.

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ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

What was life like for freed African Americans in Colonial times?
STANDARDS:
RH.2 - Main Ideas, RH.6 - Author's Purpose

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

2,3
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