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Dr. Kerri Greenidge discusses her award-winning book The Grimkes at the Museum.

AmRev Presents: Dr. Kerri Greenidge, Author of The Grimkes

Watch Dr. Kerri Greenidge discuss her award-winning book, The Grimkes: The Legacy of Slavery in an American Family, at the Museum in March 2023.
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Unit 1: Researching the Revolution

This unit provides opportunities for students to analyze and understand the importance of research in the study of history using the example of artist Don Troiani.
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Big Idea 7: Continuing the Forten Family Legacy

Learn more about how following James Forten's death in 1842, the Forten family kept his spirit alive by pushing to make Philadelphia and the country a better place for people of African descent.
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Big Idea 6: Elder James Forten's World

Learn more about early 1800s Philadelphia where an elder James Forten witnessed how industrialization, new transportation options, and migration transformed the city.
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Big Idea 5: The Forten Family: Abolitionists and Reformers

Learn more about how the whole Forten family, not just James Forten, became leaders in movements for education, suffrage, and abolition, and were generous philanthropists.
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Big Idea 4: James Forten and Entrepreneurs of African Descent

Learn more about how James Forten and other people of African descent managed to overcome many challenges to become successful in business at a time when most people did not consider them equal.
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Big Idea 3: African American Freedom and Community, 1780-1813

Learn more about how enslaved people and free people of African descent used the promises of the American Revolution to fight for their rights and freedoms as the young United States grew.
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Big Idea 2: Black Soldiers and Sailors in the Revolutionary War

Learn more about how with freedom, liberty, and equality at stake, people of African descent faced opportunities and risks in fighting on both sides of the Revolutionary War.
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Big Idea 1: Young James Forten's World

Learn more about Revolutionary-era Philadelphia where a young James Forten grew up and how the city shaped his formative years.
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A version of Don Troiani's painting of the Boston Massacre with numbered hotpots to highlight different parts of the scene.

Breaking Down Don Troiani's "The Boston Massacre, March 5, 1770" Painting

Take a detailed look at Don Troiani's "The Boston Massacre, March 5, 1770" painting that depicts the chaotic scene in Boston that left five people dead and was used to turn colonists against King George III's rule.
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