RAHWAY—On Monday, Nov. 17, as part of National Education Week, Rahway High School students from Mark Cantagallo’s African-American Studies class gave multimedia presentations of the history of slave revolts in the United States and abroad.
Visitors from the district administration, the school board and community organizations joined the class for this informative session.
Students gave multimedia presentations on various enslaved African revolts and uprisings. All of these revolts helped lay the foundation for an eventual Civil War in the United States. The uprisings helped to inspire other African Americans and abolitionists that came later to stand up for what was right.
Presentations included Amistad, Nat Turner, Haitian Revolt, Stono Rebellion, Jamaican Baptist War, Black-Seminole Revolt, Harpers Ferry Revolt, New York Revolt, and Barbados Rebellion. The students used various present day and historical pictures to express feelings and facts throughout their presentations.
Alex Bradley presents information on Nat Turner.
Elizabeth Rutere gives the history of the Amistad.
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