1. Did free African Americans in the north make a wise choice in seeking opportunities in american cities after gaining their freedom? were there better alternatives?
2.if Richard Allen were to be seen as a character in an american historical narrative, rather than only in an African american context, how would the stories we tell ourselves about him be different?
1.was W.E.B Dubois correctin saying that the independent black church was “the alpha and omega” of african american life? Do you see the black churches as a progressive institution?
2. by what means did the rapidly growing enslaved americans cope with and survive life in bondage?what do you find admirable about the antebellum slave that should make him or her worthy of studying today