African American Studies Semester Performance Task

African American Studies Semester Performance Task

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  • 1618 ,This is Rosalee, She is a 16 year old mulatto skinned girl .One nightshe was walking to get food for her younger brother and sister because their mother had died due to having a very ill sickness and giving birth to her brother. After she walked a couple of miles she kept hearing noises in the bushes and then all of a sudden she was kidnapped by an African tribe ,they had put a bag over her head so that she couldn't see where was being taken.
  • 1635, After many long nights of her just struggling to get away, she got put under a ship that was divided between women and men. The women had their babies and the men were on the other side under the ship. Charlotte and Ruth have been on the ship for a long time and they are the only two women that had rosalee skin color. They had explained to rosalee the rules on the ship and that there were many illnesses that other people had have on the ship and what happens to them when they die. They had no idea where they were going, but they knew that they were going to be a long way from home.
  • 1637, After traveling across the Atlantic ocean for many months, they arrived to brazil where they were going to be named and auctioned off to different states around the country. After Rosalee was auctioned off and sold and then she started to begin her journey to be slave that very day.
  • 1620, Rosalee had made it to jamestown virginia were she had started off by picking cotton. After a couple of months of being a slave and having to pick cotton she was getting auctioned off again , this time she would be w,orking as a housemaid for the mistress of the Macon Family / Plantation in South Carolina, because most of the slaves worked in hot/warm climates and the treatments were very harsh.
  • 1645 the civil war had started, Rosalee did not fight in the war she had been working as a housemaid for the mistress till sun up to sun down 6 days a week and had food sometimes not suitable to be eaten. Working in the house was better for her because she would sometimes have better food and given the families cast off clothing.
  • 1667, even though Rosalee was still working for the mistress, she had gotten married and had a baby boy named James, while her husband Noah was working as a outside worker, and together they worked as hard as they could to have a better life for their son , so with that being said they ran away , a couple months later Rosalee and Noah had gotten killed by the slave catchers. They slave catchers did not kill James but they took him back to the macon plantation and there he worked as a house slave until as he got older.
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