The Slave Who Went to Congress

By GAILLARD, Frye & Marti Rosner

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9781588383563
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NewSouth


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Reviewed on January 1, 2020  |  Elementary

Gr 2–6—Gaillard and Rosner use a combination of speeches, writings, and other historical documentation to chronicle Benjamin Turner's journey from enslavement to an educated businessman who eventually became the first African American from Alabama elected to the U.S. Congress in 1870. Turner defied Alabama law, which forbade slaves from learning to read. On January 1, 1863, Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, igniting Turner's hope...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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