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Author: Katie Frazier, Museums at W&L. Students will examine a ceramic object made by David Drake (about 1800-about 1870), an enslaved person who lived on a plantation in Edgefield, South Carolina. As an enslaved individual, Drake was denied the basic rights of learning how to read and write. Despite writing being illegal for enslaved people, David Drake was known for writing his name and poetry on the ceramics he made. He wanted to express his feelings about life, religion and his own identity as an enslaved person.  
Subject:
U.S. History, Economics
Level:
Upper Primary
Material Type:
Lesson
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Date Added:
02/24/2023
License:
Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial
Language:
English
Media Format:
Downloadable docs, Text/HTML

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