The Beatitudes: From Slavery to Civil Rights - Carole Boston Weatherford
Carole Weatherford's free-verse poem traces the African American journey form slavery to civil rights.
Ben and the Emancipation Proclamation - Pat Sherman
Ben, a young slave, uses every chance he gets to teach himself to read. But after the Civil War breaks out. . .Ben finds himself in a slave prison. One night, the prisoners bribe a guard to get their hands on a newspaper. . .Ben reads aloud the momentous news of Mr. Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation.