we made it this is where we are going to live and grow are farm
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we made it there is father down there
where did the black go to get their education
This is my first day of real school i hope i don't get bullied to much today
Some former slaves returnedto the places where they were born. Others went looking for more economic opportunity. S
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One man walked 600 miles from Georgia to North Carolina to find his family. To locate relatives, people placed advertisements in newspapers.
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freedmen’s schools set up to educate newly freed African Americans. Such schools were started by the Freedmen’s Bureau, Northern missionary groups, and African-American organizations. Freed people in cities held classes in warehouses, billiard rooms, and former slave markets.
really i'll get right to work
They killed them so they made there life harder because they had to watch were they go all the time
system, a worker rented a plot of land to farm. The landowner provided the tools, seed, and housing. When harvest time came, the sharecropper gave the landowner a share of the crop. This system gave families without land a place to farm and gave landowners cheap labor.
The contract system was far better than slavery. African Americans could decide whom to work for, and planters could not abuse them or split up families. The contract system still had drawbacks, however. Even the best contracts paid very low wages. Workers often could not leave the plantations without asking
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