Expansion and Reform

In this lesson, students will read a primary source document from Documenting the American South and examine a painting by Jacob Lawrence to understand the conditions of the underground railroad before the Civil War.

In this lesson students analyze documents that explore the untold lives of Free Blacks in Antebellum South Carolina.

The purpose of this lesson is to show that through primarily peaceful means people from different parts of society found ways to make a difference in the movement to abolish slavery.