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    Female Freed Slave Liberty In 1815 at the very young age of ten the heroine of our narrative Elleanor Eldridge lost her mother Elleanor s life story was penned in her narrative Memoirs of Elleanor Eldridge Elleanor was born into a very perculiar set of circumstances Born in Rhode Island she was the daughter of a free African American Man and a female descendent from the Narrahganset tribe The death of Elleanor s State Begins to Hire More Black Workers Date s October 2 1968 Location Cumberland North Carolina Tag s african americans employment On October 2 1968 the North Carolina Good Neighbor Council submitted a survey to Raleigh demonstrating that blacks were being hired for more positions within the state government That rise came over the previous two years There were still state agencies that are all white but those agencies did not include education health or hospitals The study showed that 38 percent of the blacks employed Penders Advertisment Date s December 20 1933 Location Wake North Carolina Tag s African American Women employment African Americans The Pender s grocery advertisement from the Raleigh Observer depicted a wealthy and very happy white family enjoying a lovely Christmas dinner

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    from those in the black community she was able to win over the hearts of many despite her eccentric differences in thinking As she grew up she went to grammar school in Jacksonville and attended Morgan Academy in Baltimore Maryland Hurston is well known as the first African American scholar to study folklore at the level she did graduating from Barnard College where she was the only black student as well as attending graduate school at the ever so prestigious Columbia University At the time this was unheard of Rollins College was truly honored when she came and performed here on campus January 5 1934 The title of the performance was All De Live Long Day It was a folklore representation of black life in Florida at the time The program consisted of songs plays and dance Her words were every uplifting for blacks in a time of constant struggle for African Americans in Florida and the rest of the country Her songs were unique and related to real life experiences Hurston alongside many other African American s were able to change the views of blacks in a unique and uplifting performance The performance was broken up into seven segments with an intermission in the middle Each segment had its own theme and the performance hit home all aspects of black life in America during the time of slavery Her research and ability to perform as well as she did created her image as one of the most prolific African American women during the black s struggle for freedom in the early 1930 s in America She gave blacks the ability to laugh and joke about life even in such drastic times Folklore was a very popular means of connecting African Americans it was something they valued very highly It

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    she explains that she majored in Anthropology at Columbia University Furthermore she states I have done three years The Folklore and Dance behind Zora Hurston Date s January 1934 to 1934 Location Tag s Zora Neale Hurston African Americans African American Folklore Dance Anyone wishing to get a real glimpse into negro life in Florida should not miss the performance to be given in Recreation Hall 1 This praise given to the anthropologist writer poet dancer and singer Zora Neale Hurston came from R W France about her 1934 production of All De Live Long Day Zora lived her life in an attempt to revitalize and find the truth behind her African American culture How one woman helped to valut African American culture into the spotlight Date s October 29 1932 Location Tag s Harlem Renaissance Arts Leisure Race Relations Born in 1891 in rural Alabama Zora Neale Hurston spent her childhood in the first incorporated black town in the nation Eatonville Florida Zora attended school in Eatonville until only 13 years old when she traveled to New York City with a traveling theatre company In the city that never sleeps Zora would develop her creative mind and make her mark on history Hurston seized the tremendous opportunity Her Love for Theater Date s 1939 to 1951 Location Tag s Theater African American When one recalls famous poets play writes and novelist most people think of Emily Dickinson Edgar Allen Poe and Shakespeare People seem to forget someone that made a tremendous difference in African American society Zora Neale Hurston was an essential element in the African American culture Hurston was born in Nostasugla Alabama on January 71981 Her father was a preacher Zora Neal Hurston s trials and tribulations through the Harlem Renaissance Date s December 13 1934 Location

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    1 of 1 Sort By Relevance Chronology Zora Hurston Making Folklore Date s 1930 to 1945 Location Orange Florida Tag s African Folklore African American Women Zora Hurston grew up in Eatonville Florida The first incorporated all black town Eatonville provided Hurston a unique childhood despite lacking money and educational opportunities Hurston s passion in learning black culture and folk life established her as a very unique and intelligent individual

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    small amounts of food were constantly separated from family members and were beaten with any act of misconduct Disease malnutrition sickness injuries and death were prevalent throughout most of the slave accommodations There was a constant push for the abolition of slavery because it contradicted the all men are created equal idea implemented in American society It is most certain that all Men as they are the Sons of Adam are and have equal Right unto Liberty and all other outward Comforts of Life 1 This came from a publication in a Boston journal in 1700 The article expressed the wrongs of the slave trade by referring to the specific selling of a slave named Joseph There is no proportion between Twenty Pieces of Silver and liberty 1 The journal expressed this exchange as a lack of humanity towards Joseph If humans were bought with money then they were not humans at all The article produces a vivid argument for the contradicting idea of slavery Americans expressed equal rights for all humans but treated slaves with little humanity and respect Consequently it is obvious and definite that slavery was cruel sacrilegious barbaric and absolutely unjustifiable But was it necessary for the progress of the Americas During the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries the Americas saw a gigantic increase in production and therefore profitability This increase in production was only possible because of the immense amount of cheap labor supplied by slavery and the slave trade Slavery was overall very beneficial for Southerners After 1830 cotton was booming and it became extremely profitable for a southerner to have a slave 2 The Americas had two established cash crops cotton and tobacco Both of these crops were labor intensive and required a great deal of manual work It is apparent that the most

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    August 5th 1796 a man by the name John Rego went to the Collector of the District of Pennsylvania and received his seaman s protection certificate This certificate is signed by the collector of the district Sharp Delany The document describes that John is thirty seven years old and five feet seven inches tall This paper states that John is an American citizen and that he was born in Nutritional Effects on Teeth Date s 1795 Location Philadelphia Pennsylvania Tag s nutrition dentistry Health As wars were breaking out in Europe during 1795 Issac Weld was sent over from Ireland to explore America and observe whether it was truly a land of flourishing and happy condition The Irish were curious whether in times of desperation they would be able to flee to America as a place of refuge During his travels Weld visited Philadelphia where tooth decay among the residents became The accomplishment of a free Black Date s 1798 Location Suffolk New York Tag s Slave Freed Slaves Venture Smith given black s social status in America knew that his freedom was a privilege and not a right Venture Smith was always trying to help the African American population especially buy purchasing other slave s freedom The first slaves venture smith purchased were his two sons Solomon and Cuff which cost him four hundred dollars Venture Smith made his money by working on Opposition to the Slave Trade Date s February 9 1795 Location Wake North Carolina Tag s Importation Slavery Slave Trade By the gentleman just arrived from Raleigh the seat of government in North Carolina We learn that the assembly of that state have passed a law to prohibit further importation of slaves into that state either by land or sea from any part of the world

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    Chatham Georgia The Moral Question of Slavery Date s September 16 1797 Location Tag s trade evil Economy Slavery During the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries America saw a rapid expansion economically and politically Cash crops such as tobacco cotton and wheat were cultivated on large plantations that saw tremendous profits A large amount of cheap labor was essential to producing these profits This cheap labor came in the form of

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    Sort By Relevance Chronology The Moral Question of Slavery Date s September 16 1797 Location Chatham Georgia Tag s trade evil Economy Slavery During the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries America saw a rapid expansion economically and politically Cash crops such as tobacco cotton and wheat were cultivated on large plantations that saw tremendous profits A large amount of cheap labor was essential to producing these profits This cheap labor came

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