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Chp. 5 – Give Me Liberty BIRTH OF THE ANTI-SLAVERY MOVEMENT Patriot protest began as early as the middle 1760’s Boston slaves, with some sympathetic whites, fore-fronted the freedom movement during the Revolutionary era 5 petitions were presented to the Massachusetts legislature and published in newspapers 2 Decades before 1783, 30 blacks sued for freedom – 1 unfavorable decision Northern Blacks protested in streets for freedom In the 18 th century, urban northern whites and black slaves enjoyed camaraderie March 5, 1770, Crispus Attucks was front and center of the Boston Massacre Attucks died on attack by British soldiers A. PHILLIS WHEATLEY Arrived from Africa on a ship named Phillis in 1761 She was a poet, famous elegy in 1770 for George Whitefield 1773 Phillis’ first book of poetry was published Black autobiographical writers: Phillis, Olaudah Equiano and James Gronnishaw FIGHTING FOR AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE B. BLACKS AGAINST THE BRITISH Black slaves fought in April 1775 at Lexington and Concord

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