Part 2: Videos:
Second, I want you to watch two videos here and then respond. The first is by the current, African American author, Ibram Kendi. He is a New York Times best selling author on combatting racism. Watch his video where he discusses American Slavery. The second video is by a historian as he discussed the Fugitive Slave Laws.
As you watch these, I want you to think about law and slavery. Based upon these two videos and your own outside research (you can use the web) how did the laws during the era of slavery were used to perpetuate the institution of slavery? Any additional sources you use, please list those at the end with a reference. For example, on your own you may want to explore “Slave Codes” and “Anti-Literacy Laws” and discuss these in your response.