Watch this Elementary American History video entitled Life as a Slave to study what it meant to be a slave and the way of life slavery offered before and after The American Civil War.
Discover what life was like as a slave. Learn how the slaves used songs and stories to preserve their history, and expressed their African heritage through games and dances. Discover how life changed as a result of the abolition of slavery. Examine the introduction of segregation as a result of the Jim Crow Laws, through to the passing of Civil Rights Acts in the 1960's.