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Monday, November 7, 2022

On this day in 1841, The Creole, a ship transporting slaves between Virginia and New Orleans, was diverted by enslaved people on board who took the ship by force. They ordered it to sail to the Bahamas, a British colony where slavery was abolished. This revolt ignited a fierce debate about slavery in the US and created a diplomatic crisis between the US and Britain. Most of the slaves were freed by the British and the leaders of the revolt, who were arrested, were later freed.

  • Teaching a People’s History of Abolition and the Civil War by Adam Sanchez (Author). A collection of 10 classroom-tested lesson plans on one of the most transformative periods of US history. These lessons encourage students to take a critical look at the popular narrative that focuses on Abraham Lincoln as the Great Emancipator and ignores the resistance of abolitionists and enslaved people.