National Youth Summit: Abolition
Grade Range: 8-12
Resource Type(s): Interactives & Media
Duration: 45 minutes
Date Posted: 2/11/2013
In this webcast, a historian of 19th century slavery and slave literature, the Ambassador of the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons at the US Department of State, the great-great-great grandson of Frederick Douglass, and a high school student activist joined together with high school students from around the country and the world in a moderated panel discussion to reflect upon the abolition movement of the 19th century and explore its lessons for modern-day slavery and human trafficking. The program featured excerpts from the AMERICAN EXPERIENCE documentary The Abolitionists. A conversation kit with discussion questions and lessons to prepare for the webcast is available here.