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Our searchable library of short texts offers a diverse mix of stories and perspectives. This multigenre, multimedia collection aligns with the Common Core's recommendations for text complexity and the Learning for Justice Social Justice Standards.

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Insurrection in Currituck

The newspaper article relays the secondhand story of enslaved people fleeing from a plantation and joining up with Irish laborers in pursuit of “their freedom.” The escaping party was found, and the Irish “abolitionists” were denounced.
“Gatesville Family Visitor”
Grade Level
Social Justice Domain
December 15, 2017
Group of adults listening to one person speaking.

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