freedman

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a person who has been freed from slavery

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Despite their geographical proximity and cultural and political vitality, Bogger tends to treat the free African American communities in Baltimore, Washington, D.
Some free African American women were of both European (white) and African (black) descent, and subsequently certain phenotypical features, including lighter skin, represented freedom to enslaved and impoverished African Americans.
The African American community in Alexandria raised the money needed to complete the building by hosting a fair, which enlisted the help of free African American women.
It will give the community unprecedented access to performing arts, contemporary exhibitions, and public research training in self-documentation, all inspired by the legacy of the free African Americans who founded the community 175 years ago.
Consequently, free African American men could vote only if they had lived in the state three years prior to the election and owned property valued at $250 above all debts.
has the potential to free African American women -- indeed, all women -- to be much more than just 'pretty,'" says Curry.
As I have already noted, putting the free African American woman in her place works so effectively that, even though no mention is made within the narrative of a legal indenture, Frado is bound to stay with the Bellmonts until she reaches age eighteen.
After all, many antebellum Americans considered slave and free African American women's bodies as public property.
The imbroglio of male and female perspectives points to the pressures facing free African American women from two fronts - from their antislavery supporters and from their own Black communities - to juggle public, activist lives with a popular image of womanhood that often contradicted these lives.
These funds will be used for the restoration of the African Meeting House, a National Historic Landmark and the oldest extant black church building built by free African Americans in the United States.
Fanuzzi argues that in spite of its focus on manhood, the abolitionist cause relied heavily on White women and free African Americans, both of whom White men saw as less than themselves.
Delegates at early sessions of the territorial council passed a series of laws that restricted the activities of free African Americans.
The central premise here is that manhood and colonization were inseparable elements of a comprehensive gender system sustaining movements calculated to resolve the dilemmas of slavery, race, and the place of free African Americans confronted by antebellum Northerners.
Relative to services for free African Americans, under utilization of institutional care and over utilization of almshouses and jails as "care" were the norms.
The variety of backgrounds of reviewers and correspondents in the African American press and the consensus of their attack on Stowe's colonizing resolution strongly suggest that Uncle Tom's Cabin was regarded ambivalently and even considered a dangerous book by free African Americans in the antebellum period.