Role of black churches and black newspapers in the abolitionist movement (1800-1865)

Each student will be required to select, research, and develop a 15-20 slides presentation on ONE of the following topics:


  • The Underground Railroad
  • Slave rebellions (1800-1865)
  • African American activists/abolitionist  (ex: Sojourner Truth, Harriet Tubman, William Lloyd Garrison) (1800-1865)
  • Emancipation: African Americans role in the Civil War (fight for freedom) (1861-1865)
  • Role of black churches and black newspapers in the abolitionist movement (1800-1865)





The presentation should include a detailed description of the topic, relevant background information, proper citations, significant names/dates and major accomplishments.  The PowerPoint presentation should also contain slides with maps, statistical data, historical photos, and/or newspaper clippings.



PowerPoint presentation:




  • Each slide should have at min 3-4 bullet points.  If you use a map or photo please provide a 1-2 sentence description detailing the caption.  All presentations must include a citation slide (this does not count as one of the project slides).



Sample slide headings for the presentation (slides no 1-17) 


This is only an example you DO NOT have to follow this outline.


Overview of topic (1)


Important facts related to the topic (2-5)


Major events or individuals related to the topic (description of why this is important to the reader) (6-8)


data/stats and/or photo, maps related to the topic (9-11)


Conclusion summarizing your understanding of the topic (12-13)


How does this topic relate to the material read or discussed in class (14-17)



Citation slide



Here are the videos or materials from class to answer slides 14-17:

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