In this four-mystery/lesson unit, students will explore the trade of Africans by Europeans by following the narrative of Kossula Cudjo Lewis and exploring primary sources from the Library of Congress and other sources. Mr. Lewis was an African who was taken prisoner when he was 19 years old and traded by the Dahomey to Americans and enslaved in Alabama. He would gain his freedom at the end of the Civil War and help to found Africatown in Alabama. His narrative is central to all four mysteries/lessons in this unit.
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