Under the Freedom Tree

Under the Freedom Tree

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Tells of the Civil War's first contraband camp that began when three escaped slaves were granted protection at a Union-held fort, prompting runaway slaves to seek freedom there and build the country's first African American community.
Publisher: Watertown, Mass. : Charlesbridge, [2014], ©2014
ISBN: 9781580895507
1580895506
Branch Call Number: 811 Va
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Ladd, London

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Under the Freedom Tree was where escaped slaves had church, learned to read, and heard the Emancipation Proclamation for the very first time. It still stands in Hampton, VA.


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LMcShaneCLE Feb 03, 2015

Share this true account in verse for all ages -illustrates the plight of slaves hired out by their owners to Confederate forces, who found emancipation by escaping to the Union-controlled Fort Monroe. The book's title refers to Emancipation Oak - near camp location http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emancipation_Oak

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