Illustrations from Uncle Tom’s Cabin | BRIdge from the Past
What was the role of Uncle Tom’s Cabin in advancing the anti-slavery cause? In this episode of BRIdge from the Past, Mary explores illustrations from the famous novel. Has the novel’s legacy changed over time and how should we remember it today?
BRIdge from the Past: Art Across U.S. History Video Playlist
BRIdge from the Past: Art Across U.S. History is a new YouTube series for students that explores an important historic image every episode to gain insights into the culture, politics, and society of a particular time in U.S. history. Host Mary Patterson will explain how each primary source is its own “window to the past,” revealing new areas for contemplation and discussion.
Activism through Literature: Harriet Beecher Stowe, Slavery, and Justice
In this lesson, students will learn about how Harriet Beecher Stowe fought against the injustice of slavery. They will also consider ways in which they can fight injustices in their own lives.
“Ar’nt I a Woman?” Sojourner Truth and the Abolitionist Movement | BRIdge from the Past
How can images help us understand the role of African American women in the abolitionist movement? In this episode, Mary explores an image of Sojourner Truth. Born into slavery in New York, she dedicated her life to abolition and equal rights for women and men. How did her famous "Ar'nt I a Woman?" speech convey her life-long commitment to the ideals of liberty and equality? *The source we reviewed used the phrase "Ar'nt I a Woman?" but Sojourner Truth's speech is often also titled "Ain't I a Woman?"
I WILL BE HEARD: William Lloyd Garrison, Abolitionism, Colonization, and Identity
In this lesson, students will explore the life of William Lloyd Garrison and follow the development of his identity. Through his example, students will understand how they can develop and refine their identity in their own lives, and how through this refinement help advance freedom for themselves and others.