Please respond to the following questions: (Note: Please respond to the following in at least 175 words. In addition, please make a substantive comment (at least five sentences) to one  of your classmates. Make sure to provide examples that will expand your classmate’s response. Do NOT attach responses to the thread.
In responding to this week’s questions students need to keep in mind that these are “mini essays” more than “discussions”. This is the only opportunity that students will have to demonstrate their command of the topics under discussion, so every student should make these responses count. This applies to the classmate response as well.
- From the second e-Activity and this week’s readings, examine the impact of free black communities in the North and the South on the freedom movements during the ante bellum period. Interpret the manner in which free black people maneuvered in a world where their status as “free” was tenuous at best, especially for those black communities that thrived in the South. Next, illustrate the manner in which these free black communities operated in terms of family and social organizations and connected the inhabitants back to their West African roots.