Freedom's Land: Canada and the Underground Railroad - Educational Version with Public Performance Rights

 
9781463103668: Freedom's Land: Canada and the Underground Railroad - Educational Version with Public Performance Rights
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Told through manuscripts, letters and dramatic reconstructions, this is the story of the incredible exodus of thousands of African Americans to Canada in the 1850s. Based largely on the journal of Henry Bibb, a slave from Shelby County, Kentucky, it gives a vivid picture of the suffering of slave life. There were more than 4 million African slaves laboring in the richest agricultural economy in the world. Henry Bibb was to become the first former slave to publish a newspaper in Canada.

Many of the slaves came up through the Ohio River, through Ripley, Ohio where they were helped by Quakers, Christians, and free blacks. Some crossed the Great Lakes to Manitoba. Alexander Ross, a young Canadian physician posed as a birdwatcher and risked his life in the American south to help escaping slaves. John Brown began his famous campaign in Canada to overthrow slavery, which ended in bloodshed at Harper's Ferry and became known as the first shot in the Civil War. The film describes how the publication of Uncle Tom's Cabin in 1852 roused anti-slavery passions in the States.

Elise Harding-Davis, curator at the North American Black Historical Museum, and Dr. Afua Cooper, author and historian, are among the experts providing perspective.

Published and distributed by Filmakers Library.

Public Performance Rights.

All films purchased from Filmakers Library include Public Performance Rights, allowing an institution to exhibit a legally-acquired copy, so long as:

No admission fee/donation is collected.

The screening takes place at the purchasing venue itself.

The primary audience for the screening is members of the purchasing institution (for example, students and faculty of a school) and the screening IS NOT advertised or promoted to the general public.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

(No Available Copies)

Search Books:



Create a Want

If you know the book but cannot find it on AbeBooks, we can automatically search for it on your behalf as new inventory is added. If it is added to AbeBooks by one of our member booksellers, we will notify you!

Create a Want