Nightjohn

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  • The year was 1850 and this man was named Nightjohn. The story was about slavery in the American South shortly before the Civil War.
  • ABCDEFGHI JKLMNOPQ
  • Nightjohn was talking to them about the White House and how the servants were not allowed in the White House unless they were teaching the alphabet.
  • He--lo
  • The one time they let the servants in the White House, they all ran away because they didn't like it there even though they knew it wasn't right for them to leave.
  • Jim knew it was wrong but he ran away in the night anyway and then started learning the alphabet because he wanted to help the kids learn.
  • Jim took his dog to the barn and locked him away and started learning different vocabulary words but was stuck with the different meaning of the words.
  • Finally, Jim became a teacher and showed all the kids how to learn the alphabet.
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