7-20-2007 - 7/20/2007 PBS special Slave life Heart of the...

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7/20/2007 PBS special – Slave life Heart of the poor slave Life liberty pursuit of happiness Brotherly love January 1793 – birthplace of American independence – weather balloon First voyage with the balloon Truly sublimed site Enlightenment – progress in humanity Liberty would expand 1790 – 1 out of 5 were held in bondage Enslaved men woman and children who planted, cooked, created tools, weaved fabric 1808 end of slave trade Declaration of independence does not apply just to white people Thomas Jefferson – “all men are created equal” paradox of human bondage in the land of life, liberty and pursuit of happiness Illegitimate – profoundly wrong of the concept of slavery 1793 Thomas Jefferson - secretary of state and owned over 100 slaves Liberties = gift of god Creator of declaration of independence Blacks and whites could not live together Notes on state of Virginia of landscape and climate Biologically inferior – Jefferson said blacks were biologically inferior and contradicted
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