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In this history lesson, students learn about the epic life and exemplary character of Biddy Mason, a woman who was born into slavery in the Deep South, walked to California as part of a pioneer caravan, fought for her freedom in court, and died a millionaire real-estate investor in Los Angeles. In addition to the highs and lows of Biddy’s dramatic life, this lesson asks students to study how she demonstrated the virtues of courage and charity, both in securing freedom for herself and her family and, later, using her fortune to invest in her community and provide relief to poor Californians of all races and religions.The Woodson Center's Black History and Excellence curriculum is based on the Woodson Principles and tells the stories of Black Americans whose tenacity and resilience enabled them to overcome adversity and make invaluable contributions to our country. It also teaches character and decision-making skills that equip students to take charge of their futures. These lessons in Black American excellence are free and publicly available for all.
Subject:
U.S. History, Ethnic Studies
Level:
High School
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
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Woodson Center
Date Added:
06/24/2024
License:
Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives
Language:
English
Media Format:
Downloadable docs

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