The Crossing

We viewed and critiqued the film The Crossing; we met William “Billy” Lee, Harry Washington, and other people George Washington had enslaved; we studied Mount Vernon and the physical circumstances of slavery; and we reviewed the -silence” over slavery and some acts of emancipation. Trace the experiences of George Washington with the people he enslaved to explore his compromises and eventual path toward freeing people at Mount Vernon after he died. Can you track his experiences to help explain his change of perspective on himself, the people around him, and the country he helped create?



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