Continuing a series for Black History Month, Glenn Beck and David Barton uncovered hidden treasures from The Vault, discussing the roots of slavery in America.
Watch the full episode here: The Vault | S2:E7 – Black History Part 3
Do Your Homework
Below is a compilation of research that went into the making of this episode, complete with links to original sources so you can do your own homework. As you watch, consider the following questions:
1. Who was William Nell and what book did he write?
2. Who did Benjamin Rush say was the best orator he had ever heard?
3. How old was Phyllis Wheatley when she began poetry writing?
- Read about the relationship between Primus Hall and George Washington
- Read The Colored Patriots of the American Revolution, by William Cooper Nell (SEE PAGES 29-32)
- Read about William Cooper Nell (SEE PAGE 46)
- Read Services of Colored Americans in the Wars of 1776 and 1812, by William Cooper Nell
- How did “Hoosiers” get their names?
- Read more about Phillis Wheatley
- Book of poems published during her lifetime: Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral, by Phillis Wheatley, Negro Servant to Mr. John Wheatley, of Boston, in New England
- Read Phillis Wheatley’s poem on George Washington
- Read Phillis Wheatley’s poem on the death of George Whitefield (SEE PAGE 22)
- Read Phillis Wheatley’s poem on coming to America (SEE PAGE 18)
- Galatians 3:28
- How rare are Phillis Wheatly's books?
- Martin Luther King Jr. pastor
- Names of the white churches that the black pastor, Lemuel Haynes, pastored at
- The Death of General Warren at the Battle of Bunker’s Hill painting (1775)
- Artist John Trumbull
- Read The Colored Patriots of the American Revolution, by William Cooper Nell (1855)
- Read more about Benjamin Banneker
- At what age did Benjamin Banneker carve the wood clock?
- Read where Thomas Jefferson wrote about being unsure whether blacks have equal or greater intelligence than whites (SEE PAGE 209)
- Monsieur de Condozett, Secretary of the Academy of Science at Paris