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This Alphabet Card Set set offers an educational journey through colonial history, featuring portraits and quotes from formerly enslaved individuals. It aims to make the complex history of colonialism accessible to a broader audience, providing an alternative to reading books, attending lectures, or conducting extensive research.
The Alphabet Card Set serves as a powerful tool for education and reflection on the topic of enslavement. Each card in the set features a formerly enslaved individual represented through a letter of the alphabet on the front, accompanied by a portrait. On the back of each card, essential information and concepts are provided.
The cards do not require prior knowledge of the topic. They introduce key concepts and are designed to foster critical thinking. By using the alphabet as a framework, each card presents a different aspect of the history of enslavement, enabling viewers to engage with the subject matter in a structured and meaningful way.
This card set is created, after Charmaine encountered the collection of photographs and interviews found in the Library of Congress, of "Born in Slavery: Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers' Project." This project, conducted between 1936 and 1938, documented the stories of over 2,300 formerly enslaved individuals, giving them a voice and filling a void in our historical accounts.
The Alphabet Card Set serves as a means to unlock forgotten narratives, inviting viewers to reflect, understand, and engage with the dark history of enslavement. By amplifying the voices of those who have been silenced, this project aims to contribute to a more comprehensive and inclusive understanding of our collective history.