George Moses Horton: Crafting Virtual Freedom Through Poetry

What is "virtual freedom"? How about "enslaved entrepreneurship"? Class members will learn about these terms and much more as they read the poems and examine the life of George Moses Horton.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Collect other resources from this site and ask groups to investigate the lives of these extraordinary people
Classroom Considerations

  • Preview the video to determine whether it is appropriate for your learning situation

  • The details of Horton's life will challenge the assumptions many have formed about slaves and slave times
  • The resource includes all the materials needed for the lessons

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