Black People Resisted
Bennett, Lerone, The New Crisis
They resisted the practice of slavery and the trade in slaves from its inception in the United States in the early 1600s to it end in the middie 1800s.
They resisted it on the ships from Africa.
They resisted it in the fields and in the big house; they resisted by organized rebellion; and they resisted by direct, spontaneous acts of courage.
For their freedom, they killed and were killed. They poisoned and committed infanticide and suicide. They always ran away. And some master was always hunting for them.
Their will set against the master's will, they fought, fought back, and died They also survived They took the lash and the burn. They lost but they …
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Publication information: Article title: Black People Resisted. Contributors: Bennett, Lerone - Author. Magazine title: The New Crisis. Volume: 106. Issue: 5 Publication date: September/October 1999. Page number: 30+. © Not available. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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